TubbyPaul

One mans fight with his waist line!

Have you ever typed “keep fit” into Google?

Posted by Tubby Paul on January 4, 2012

I have, you get ‘about’ 324 million results, “Healthy living” gives 37.3 million, and “fitness” gives 1,470 million (for people over the pond that’s 1.47 billion, your billion has less zeros than ours, don’t ask me why). 

That is an awful lot of information, from an awful lot of experts, and an awful lot of different opinions! I personally do not have time to sift through all that information, but governments pay people to plough through it, so I went straight to them!

Now the National Health Service, and the Department of Health here in the UK have got together and say, “To stay healthy, adults aged 19-64 should try to be active daily and should do: At least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as cycling or fast walking every week, AND muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms).” This advice is mirrored on the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services web site. Ok so that’s half an hour a day during the working week on a cardio machine, and 2 weights sessions, should be easy right??

Actually….it should be! Once you look into it, walk the dog for half an hour a day, at a decent pace, result, happy dog, and your aerobic sessions done! Go to a circuits class, that’s an extra hour of aerobic, and one of your strength sessions knocked off, meaning you only then have to find time to do 1 strength session, looks like good old press ups and sit ups and squats it is then, see easy done!

However, this is only a recommended minimum to maintain a healthy life style, I definitely need to do more than maintain!!

Looks like I’m going to have a happy dog AND go to the gym, oh well, the dog won’t mind!!

See you in the gym

Paul

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