The Government's Exercise Recommendation
Something I have been recently reminded of is that the government issues dietary guidelines. The new guidelines, issued in January, now recommends 60 to 90 minutes of exercise. There are two issues I would like to address. First, couldn't the government spend its time and money somewhere else more valuable than on writing up dietary guidelines for the country? I think society should be able to learn for itself. However, my wife brought up the point that the government has to "fork out" a lot of money, due to government health care plans, to take care nutritional related health problems. Second, in this time demanding world, is 60 to 90 minutes of exercise a day economically beneficial. I am a strong advocate of exercise and have found 15 to 30 minutes of exercise has benefits that outweigh the cost. However, any longer than 30 minutes, I feel I experience diminishing returns.
Posted by sandy at 3/15/2005 07:59:00 PM