A recent survey found that most Americans do not get daily exercise. In fact, “only about 5% of American adults do some type of vigorous physical activity on any given day, according to the results of a new study.” 5%?? Wow! I was floored by that number. I was not expecting it to be so low.
The article went on to describe the sedentary lifestyles of Americans. For example, many people reported that their only form of exercise was from “eating and drinking (95.6%) and watching television/movies (80.1%), or light activities such as washing, dressing and grooming (78.9%), and driving a car, truck or motorcycle (71.4%).”
QUESTION: How often do you exercise? How do you fit it into your busy schedule?
My school of thought is that there are always ways to find time to exercise and it makes me feel better to move so I love doing it! I always find time to fit in my workouts. It’s important to me.
There are ways to fit it in. I walk 2 miles to my office from where I park. I could easily take the bus (and if it’s pouring rain I often to opt for the bus) but walking briskly for 25 minutes to work makes me alert and happy.
I make sure to find time to work out on the weekends because I have more free time and the gym is usually less crowded.
“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” ~Plato
QUESTION: How to do you motivate yourself to workout and not fall off the wagon?
Lisa Eirene – has written 1847 posts on this site.
About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.