The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans say that adults need 30 minutes of physical activity a day. Seriously? You can?t stay healthy by being active 2% of the day.
You can?t even get out of shape in 30 minutes per day. There?s no way that you can get in shape in only 30 minutes per day.
Healthy people have ants in their pants. Humans are designed to move and move often.
We?re finding out that active couch potatoes?(people who are active enough to meet the PA Guidelines but sedentary much of the rest of the day) have just as much risk of heart disease, obesity, and diabetes as regular couch potatoes.
We need to be active every day, throughout the day.
When you cook sauce or gravy, you can?t stir the pot for 2% of the cooking time and then stop. You have to stir the pot throughout the process.
So if you want to stay healthy, stir the pot and keep moving throughout the day, every day.