So sad. And so obviously true. Read the article, then comment on why YOU continue to exercise with intensity. Answer the question about what is motivating you; where is your pleasure response to exercise achieved?
“ Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. ” – Arthur Schopenhauer
2 thoughts on “Updating the Message to Get Americans Moving – NYTimes.com”
I think the scariest part of the article is where it says that out-of-shape people can reach the point of being out of breath by walking a few steps. If that’s true, then the number of people who are getting “intense” exercise is really very few.
As for me, if I don’t exercise at an intense level every few days, I feel sluggish. I think too many people associate “intense” with “pain”. I would like to see the relationship between pain and intensity explored, but I think there are some places where overlap is appropriate, but many other places where one does not mean the other.
My wife’s best friends mother falls into that scary realm. She’s morbidly obese and starts breathing hard as soon as she stands up from a chair.