Once more, physical activity recommendations are at odds with reality. The current recommendation from the American Academy of Sports Medicine is that adults exercise 250 minutes per week to lose weight. That comes down to 35 minutes a day, EVERYDAY or 50 minutes, FIVE DAYS A WEEK, or 83 minutes THREE DAYS A WEEK.
Now, I try really hard to get enough exercise, but I just don't think I could muster 250 minutes a week. I have kids. I have a job. I wonder what these people are thinking to bring forth such an unobtainable recommendation. What good is it to tell us all to exercise that much? No one has the time.
Of course, that isn't quite true. The average American watches 5 hours of TV a day. Maybe there is plenty of time for exercise afterall . . .
What do you think? 250 minutes a week? Can you do it? Where does the time come from? Are these recommendation helpful or just depressing? Leave your thoughts in the comments.