I thought I was doing pretty damn well. I was quite proud of myself. Fifty to 60 minutes, four times a week. That’s how much I exercise.
Well, apparently, I’m a slug.
Sixty minutes every day. That’s what the Journal of the American Medical Association said recently when they explained a new study that tracked weight gain of non-dieting women. This hour-long workout session was found to maintain their normal weight if they didn’t want to watch what they ate. Oye.
Here’s an article from the LA Times that breaks the study down and explains exactly what’s expected of us. Now if you’ll excuse me, I guess I’ll go exercise…
Gloria Hale rose at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, as usual, to swim laps before work. Active though she is, however, the 55-year-old Orange County woman was a bit stunned to learn the latest advice from researchers regarding exercise — that women should work out 60 minutes a day, seven days a week, to maintain a normal weight over their lifetime.
The 60-minute-a-day recommendation, released online Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is aimed at women of normal weight who don’t want to diet but do want to avoid gaining weight over time. Most Americans gain about 1.5 pounds a year between age 25 and 55. Read more…
Do you have time for the 60 minutes/day exercise plan? Leave a comment and let me know you plan on fitting exercise into your schedule.