Obese men in the U.S. don’t do much better at 3.6 hours. I exercise vigorously for about 50 hours a year, and many folks easily beat that. I exercise for longevity, weight management, better quality of life, and so I can keep up with the lads in my son’s Boy Scout troop.
myfoxny.com has the story on exercise habits of obese women, based on a recent article in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. A quote:
What kind of lives are the most inactive people living? “I think they’re living the typical life. They drive their children to school, they sit at a desk all day long, they may play some video games and they go to sleep,” Archer said.
He forgot about TV.
Without a doubt, it’s hard to exercise if you’re markedly obese. Here’s how.
Steve Parker, M.D.