90 minutes of exercise? Yeah..right.

  1. http://www.cnn.com/2005/HEALTH/diet.....ap/index.html


    I am building up to 90 minutes. But, somedays I can only do 30 or 15. Something is better than nothin', IMO
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  3. by   Tweety
    I'll have to read what they mean by "physical activity". If it's an aerobic workout, forget it, even when I go to the gym, it's only 40 minutes of aerobics, and that's only 3 to 4 days a week. But if other gym work, walking the dogs, and yoga count, I'm doing better. (Does being on your feet for 12 hours at at time taking care of patients count for anything? )
  4. by   URO-RN
    Quote from Tweety
    I'll have to read what they mean by "physical activity". If it's an aerobic workout, forget it, even when I go to the gym, it's only 40 minutes of aerobics, and that's only 3 to 4 days a week. But if other gym work, walking the dogs, and yoga count, I'm doing better. (Does being on your feet for 12 hours at at time taking care of patients count for anything? )
    Yeah count it. I would.
  5. by   VivaLasViejas
    I wish they hadn't come out with those recommendations........all that's going to do is put fitness even farther out of reach than it already is :angryfire It's like putting a plateful of food in front of a child and telling them they can't leave before they finish it, then when they get a third of the way through it Mom replaces it with a portion that's twice as big as the amount they ate.

    It's certainly enough to convince me that I'LL never be fit......I was exercising 30-40 minutes most days last spring and summer, and now I find out I was basically wasting my time. :stone How much exercise do these so-called 'experts' think Americans are going to be willing and/or able to do? First there's the matter of time, a commodity that's in short supply in our overworked, overstressed society. Then there's the matter of will.......if you're fat and out of shape, getting 10 or 20 minutes in is probably the most you can ask of yourself. Now that we know we can't lose weight and keep it off unless we devote 90 minutes almost every day to sweating and pummelling ourselves into condition, I think the obesity epidemic will become even worse.....I know I'm thinking, "It's hopeless, I'll never make it, so why bother?"
  6. by   camay1221_RN
    Quote from mjlrn97
    I wish they hadn't come out with those recommendations........all that's going to do is put fitness even farther out of reach than it already is :angryfire It's like putting a plateful of food in front of a child and telling them they can't leave before they finish it, then when they get a third of the way through it Mom replaces it with a portion that's twice as big as the amount they ate.

    It's certainly enough to convince me that I'LL never be fit......I was exercising 30-40 minutes most days last spring and summer, and now I find out I was basically wasting my time. :stone How much exercise do these so-called 'experts' think Americans are going to be willing and/or able to do? First there's the matter of time, a commodity that's in short supply in our overworked, overstressed society. Then there's the matter of will.......if you're fat and out of shape, getting 10 or 20 minutes in is probably the most you can ask of yourself. Now that we know we can't lose weight and keep it off unless we devote 90 minutes almost every day to sweating and pummelling ourselves into condition, I think the obesity epidemic will become even worse.....I know I'm thinking, "It's hopeless, I'll never make it, so why bother?"

    Your analogy hit the nail right on the head!
  7. by   Thunderwolf
    I really don't sweat these recommendations too much myself. I have to agree with Tweety. My walking pace at work IS FAST. I'm up on my feet most of the time, 8 hrs a day, five days a week. If that is not exercise, I don't know what is.

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