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?"