I give up…

Well, no, not really. But sometimes I wonder….

What I’m talking about here is this news story I heard on NPR earlier this week talking about new federal guidelines for exercise. Basically, the government thinks that everyone needs 60 to 90 minutes of exercise a day, every day. Who the hell has time to do that?! Let’s see: there are the people I guess you would call the “gym divas,” these women (mostly) who apparently have no other commitments other than exercise; college “students” who have decided that there time is better spent on the treadmill; professional athletes and trainers; and that’s about it.

So what’s the freakin’ point?

Fortunately, the NPR story pointed out that it is indeed pretty unrealistic for the average (or even not so average) person. The other question I had was about the definition of exercise. I mean, at work, I bet I spend a total of a good hour walking around, up and down stairs, down to the main office, etc. Does that count?

Anyway, I won’t give up this week. Maybe next.

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