Obese Adults in the US exercise less than 4 hours per year!
At minimum, for basic health, human beings should get about 20-30 minutes per DAY of vigorous, sweat producing exercise.
According to a recent study, obese Americans get about 1-4 hours per YEAR.
Basically, they move from chair to chair, rarely exerting enough to sweat or elevate their heart rates.
This finding shocked researchers!
"They're living their lives from one chair to another," said Edward Archer, a research fellow with the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "We didn't realize we were that sedentary. There are some people who are vigorously active, but it's offset by the huge number of individuals who are inactive."
Basically, people drive or ride the bus or train to work, and then sit at a desk all day. Then they drive or ride home, read or play some video games, and go to sleep.
All I can say is, Wow! This is some serious sh*t we have gotten ourselves into.
Fitness pros, what can we do to change this?
We tend to preach to the choir and work those who already exercise.
How do we reach the mass of people who don't leave home or office?