How Much Exercise Is Really Necessary?

3 Jan

How Much Exercise Is Really Necessary?

I recently saw Michelle Obama on television encouraging children to get at least an hour of exercise or rigorous play every day in order to prevent childhood obesity.  I don’t know much about Michelle Obama, but I do have to applaud her efforts on this one.  You don’t have to be a child development specialist to see that children nowadays are developing quite a bit.  And it’s not just the kids that are expanding horizontally.  It’s my opinion that most adults could stand to engage in an hour or exercise or rigorous play each day as well.  I understand that this is just not possible for many of us, but I think it’s a good goal.

Think about it.  How much healthier would you be if you engaged in an hour or rigorous activity each and every day?

To read more about how much exercise is necessary per day, check out the following article, How Much Exercise Is Really Necessary, by Richard N. Fogoros, M.D. on

Here’s what I had to eat today:

1 Special K Protein Meal Bar

1 Ham Sandwich on Whole Wheat with Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles, Spinach, and Green Peppers

1 Serving of Tomato Soup

1 Serving of Corn

1 Serving of Green Beans

1 Large Lettuce Salad with Tossed Greens, Cucumbers, and Broccoli

80 oz of Water

Supplements I’ve taken today:           

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Multi Vitamin

Exercise Today:

62 Minutes of Walking

20 Squats

25 Push Ups

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3 Responses to “How Much Exercise Is Really Necessary?”

  1. Rebecca Jeffries-Hyman January 4, 2012 at 4:51 am #

    Hey, John, I mentioned you in my blog today. Your writing has helped launch me on a journey of my own. Hug Kathy for me.

    • johnfrady January 5, 2012 at 4:57 am #

      Hey, Rebecca. I’m so glad that you like what I’ve written. I’d like to see your blog. I’ll see if I can find it online. Kathy says “Hi” and thanks for the hug.

  2. Shari January 5, 2012 at 2:57 am #

    It is all about work output over a time domain (i.e. intensity). I can mess you up in 15 minutes. ;}
    I think it is time to set those exercise goals along with your weight goals. I set one for every month of 2012 and one was inspired by you.
    February: Turn 44 and do 44 pushups in 44 seconds.

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