# How Much Exercise do we Each Day = A MYSTERY!

It is clearly obvious that the amount of exercise that we need to do in one day differs from the source that you receive the information from. No one has the same answer, so lets look at a few examples from the so called "experts."
A typical person might think that walking up and down the stairs to do laundry and walking to and from class is exercise but in reality it really is not. Well that might be a decent workout for an elderly person, for most of us it is not! Exercise refers to setting aside time to intensely move our bodies at 4 to 5 miles per hour, which is equivalent to about 60 minutes a day for the average person as stated in article 1. Article 1 link
Although article 1 states that the information is from recent scientific studies and is backed up they do not provide any information throughout the article that specifically explains about the study nor does it give specific examples.The use of language is off and personally does not sound like it contains any logic but you believe what the article says until you reach the last paragraph.Where it contains loaded language and is harsh. So is it really a reliable source? I think not, there is no logical evidence!
In article 2 the author states that about 150 minutes per week of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic active it sufficient. Overall they say to aim at 30 minutes of physical activity each day, but if you want to lose weight app it up a little bit to 300 minutes per week. Now I bet you are thinking wait the numbers don't add up correctly and you are right. They way they word this is confusing and it doesn't break down properly, in terms of mathematics. This is not easy for someone to follow. The article is from a MD, but to me he does not know how to break it down into logical pieces. He makes a better claim than article 1 and has evidence to back it up. Take a look for yourself and decide which article is logical! He seems to have the most logic out of all, although is process of doing math is inaccurate. Article 2 link
In article 3, it states to aim for 30 minutes of physical activity per day. 60 minutes to prevent weight gain and 90 minutes for overweight people. But what is physical activity. It is not defined in the article at all. The accuracy improves in the article as it continues, talking about ways to get the time in to workout.
Overall I think all 3 articles lack a solid logical evidence and scientific findings to be the correct answer. All 3 have errors in grammar usage and evidence to back up their statements. None of them follow the 6 principles of scientific thinking. A study on exercise needs to be conducted by the steps, until than we never will actually know. How much exercise we need, because it appears to still be a MYSTERY!

Yes, I've always wanted to know "how much exercise do we each day?" Sometimes exercise and feeling diet can not achieve weight loss. Is it not long enough or not enough exercise? You write "walking up and down the stairs to do laundry and walking to and from class" is not exercise, running, play sports is exercise, right? Someone tell me if running we should do more than 30min. But it appears to still be a mystery, For example, some people do not eat much but still gain weight, some people eat a lot but not fat. Anyway health is good. Find your favorite sports, exercise can prevent sick.

I feel the same way, what is exercise? Since the beginning of school I've had heavy class loads which prevented me from getting in some good "exercise" that I used to when I was in high school. I swam every once in a while at the rec but never worked out regularly. The funny thing is though that I haven't gained weight but instead actually lost some. Walking back and forth to class I believe has really contributed to it and I would count walking to class as exercise. Tell me walking fast to west bank for psychology from the superblock carrying a twenty pound backpack isn't a work out. I agree when you say there needs to be some guideline for what exercise is and I know its a hard blanket concept but as of now I feel there is not even a basis.

It is unclear how much exercise we need each day to stay healthy. It is frustrating to hear so many different answers from different sources. However, it makes sense that we need a certain amount of exercise to maintain our current weight and if we are looking to loose weight we need to exercise more.

It's clear by your three articles that the topic of a healthy lifestyle is still a great debate. There is always someone who thinks their exercise plan is the best. However in all reality, everyone is different, so everyone's exercise plan will be different too. You can't tell someone who has certain genes that their exercise plan with be the same for someone with completely a different set of genes. The different ways these articles are written also shows that they try to tell people what they think will help to convince people that what they're saying is true. It's hard to determine who is telling the truth and who to believe when it comes to terms of exercise plans.

You make a good point about how much is enough. Everyone is different. People have different work ethics and commitments but is it really a mystery. I think a person knows if they are healthy or not. Everyone does try to come up with their own theory about the amount of exercise a person should get. Do they really think that it is possible to determine this? There are many different factors that differ from person to person that it is unthinkable to try to determine this.

You make a good point about how much is enough. Everyone is different. People have different work ethics and commitments but is it really a mystery. I think a person knows if they are healthy or not. Everyone does try to come up with their own theory about the amount of exercise a person should get. Do they really think that it is possible to determine this? There are many different factors that differ from person to person that it is unthinkable to try to determine this.

You cannot put a specific number on how much everyone needs to exercise every day. There are too many variables that go into it to make a general statement for everyone. There are genetics, diet, and work ethic. You better believe that Clay Matthews puts more into an hour workout than I do in two hours! Also, a person who eats twenty hot dogs a day needs much more exercise than someone who has salad three times a day. Even a round number of exercise time for one person is a bad idea because the amount of calories we take in varies from day to day.

This is an interesting take on the matter of exercise. However, have you read any articles pertaining to the idea that we need no exercise? These articles argue that exercise increases cell turnover, which in turn shortens your life span as it slowly cuts off pieces of telomeres in the process of cell replication. So, some argue that no exercise is in fact the best option in addition to restricting caloric intake.

An interesting concept that I usually fall back on is just how great of an exercise sports are. Most people think of exercising as sitting in a weight room benching or something of the sort, but the fact is that the body doesn't do that motion day to day so essentially it's bad for the health in doing such a thing too rigorously. Sports, on the other hand, pushes you to use your body in a way that the body naturally wants to go in fluid motions and full body mechanics. Also, it has competition to push you, the length of the game, and simply the entertainment of it to consider. If you're dead tired and you want to stop lifting weights you can stop at any moment and if you're not doing it with somebody else you would have little push and it certainly isn't fun. But imagine playing a game of Ultimate. You're midway through the game, you have the other team to beat and you're having a blast, it doesn't matter if you're dead tired, you're going to have an incredible push to finish the game, which pushes you beyond the typical work-out.