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5% of Americans Exercise Daily

Lisa Eirene

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

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  1. Becky

    Holy cow. How does one classify “eating and drinking” as exercise? These statistics, while not surprising, are terrifying! None of those classify as an activity! Yikes!!

    I take walks at work. Not only do they get me moving, but they are a great reset button for my stress and worries. I come back to my desk with a clear head and renewed resolve to do the tasks at hand. In fact, I think I shall go for a walk right now…

  2. Jess @ NZ Girl Runs

    I exercise 3 times a week, minumum, for about an hour. I usually run, walk, or go to the swimming pools.

  3. Nicki

    Oh man…. wow… :-/ Working out for me is therapy.. LOL. 🙂 I’ve also been training for my first 1/2 marathon… which is tomorrow….. A goal is always a motivator. 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Working out is therapy for me too. I miss it when I take a break. Good luck tomorrow!

      1. Nicki

        My “therapy” about killed me today! LOL. But I finished! 5 hours… I’m happy! I’m excited that you’re easing back into running… I don’t know what I would do… However, you’ve given me some amazing gym/weight tips.. so, uhhh… Thanks for getting hurt.. ;-p

        1. Lisa Eirene

          Congrats! That’s fantastic. And you’re welcome. The injury I got actually opened my eyes to other things too…

  4. Rachel

    I think my jaw litterally dropped open reading that statistic. I wouldn’t have expected it to be so low, either.

    You asked how we fit being active into our busy schedules… the answer for me is, my life revolves around fitness. I get up, I go to work, I go to the gym, I come home, I walk or jog with my dog, eat, sleep, and repeat the next day. I don’t have time for much else, because I’m at the day 5 or 6 days a week, which is what’s necessary for me to lose weight. It’s…annoying, in a way. But I know I’d be so much more unhappy gaining back all the weight I’ve lost. I just wish there were more hours in the day.

    1. Rachel

      err, at the gym* not “at the day.” See? No time for thinking…my brain is fried!

  5. blackhuff

    I so agree with you. There is ALWAYS time to exercise. I make my time in the mornings before anyone get up. Yes, I need to set the alarm for one hour earlier than normal but it is so worth it. How do I motivate myself? By visualising my goal of competing in a fitness competition and to be a personal trainer one day.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Those are good goals and I find that visualizing really does work!

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