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Everyone Can Exercise

Oct 10, 2018 « Back to The Skinny

There is no denying that exercise is good for the human body. If everybody knows the benefits of exercise, why doesn’t everyone exercise regularly? Research from the National Center for Health Statistics shows just 23 percent of American adults are getting enough exercise a week. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity (e.g. brisk walking) a week or 75 minutes of weekly vigorous physical activity (e.g. jogging), along with muscle-strengthening activities (e.g. weight training) twice a week.

The top excuse for most people is that they don’t have enough time to exercise. Let’s break down the truth of “not enough time.”

There are 168 hours in a week and people are being asked to work out for about 3 hours each week. Divide 168 by 3 and that’s less than 2 percent of our weekly time allotted on exercise!

If there still isn’t enough time in the day to exercise and get other things done, here’s two ways to multi-task while exercising:

  • Get a headset for your smartphone so you can walk and talk at the same time either inside or outside the office
  • Schedule a walking meeting with a co-worker instead of the typical conference room sitdown

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