Health experts agree that the amount and type of exercise a person undertakes depends on individual fitness goals. However, exercise scientists recommend using the . Department of Health and Human Services’ 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans as a starting point when shaping a personal fitness program. The guidelines do not explicitly recommend a daily workout routine, but outline recommendations for weekly fitness goals. According to the guidelines, adults experience substantial health benefits from doing at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity, or 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity per week. The guidelines also recommend moderate or high-intensity muscle-strengthening activities involving all major muscle groups on two or more days per week.
Totally disagree with the “getting older” part. I just turned 60…got laid off two years ago, can’t find a job and am struggling financially. Dealing with very stubborn elderly mother’s dementia as well as her house and finances – it’s like wading through mud. Family and friends are getting sick and dying and I’m wondering how much longer I’ll be able to mow my own lawn, shovel the walks, stack firewoood, etc. because I’m aging. Despite doing volunteer work and staying engaged with various things I still dread waking up in the morning. Whoever coined the term “Golden Years” is way off base. I do agree with the rest of your points however.