Balancing exercise with inactivity

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Balancing exercise with inactivity

Post by tamada » November 28, 2020, 8:28 am

I came across this article that tries to quantify what amount of physical exercise is needed to compensate for a mostly sedentary daily lifestyle. Although the data gathered from the digital fitness tracking devices of the volunteers hasn't been filtered or adjusted for the all-essential age demographic, it appears that 40 minutes a day doing reasonably energetic things is a good rule of thumb. Mind you, I am not sure how gardening gets into the same "reasonably intensive" classification as cycling and "brisk walking." A push-mower is an obvious winner but you don't mow the lawn every day. I don't even have a lawn!

The WHO publication on exercise that is cited in the article is a lengthy tome that does address age, pregnancy and the like. For the over-65's, it appears to suggest 3 days per week rather than a daily regimen. That reduction appears to be predicated on the higher risks of injury from slips and falls, osteoporosis and the like.

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Re: Balancing exercise with inactivity

Post by Khun Paul » November 28, 2020, 9:42 am

tamada wrote:
November 28, 2020, 8:28 am
I came across this article that tries to quantify what amount of physical exercise is needed to compensate for a mostly sedentary daily lifestyle. Although the data gathered from the digital fitness tracking devices of the volunteers hasn't been filtered or adjusted for the all-essential age demographic, it appears that 40 minutes a day doing reasonably energetic things is a good rule of thumb. Mind you, I am not sure how gardening gets into the same "reasonably intensive" classification as cycling and "brisk walking." A push-mower is an obvious winner but you don't mow the lawn every day. I don't even have a lawn!

The WHO publication on exercise that is cited in the article is a lengthy tome that does address age, pregnancy and the like. For the over-65's, it appears to suggest 3 days per week rather than a daily regimen. That reduction appears to be predicated on the higher risks of injury from slips and falls, osteoporosis and the like.

https://www.sciencealert.com/getting-a- ... tting-down

Quoting your post :
The WHO publication on exercise that is cited in the article is a lengthy tome that does address age, pregnancy and the like. For the over-65's, it appears to suggest 3 days per week rather than a daily regimen. That reduction appears to be predicated on the higher risks of injury from slips and falls, osteoporosis and the like.

For some on here who spend most time sat down trawling the internet, I would say One day could be too much , with aid provided for short walks to the toilet on a regular basis .....lol

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Re: Balancing exercise with inactivity

Post by Niggly » December 12, 2020, 8:45 pm

I’ve put on a kilo in the last week 🤭

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Re: Balancing exercise with inactivity

Post by Drunk Monkey » December 13, 2020, 12:46 am

Niggly wrote:
December 12, 2020, 8:45 pm
I’ve put on a kilo in the last week 🤭
Fook only a kilo.. im shocked Shrek
Claret n Blue all way thru .. Up the Iron
L2 Season 19/20 Codheads 0 Scunny 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2qrsItFUug
8 minutes is the point of lift off !!!!!!!

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Re: Balancing exercise with inactivity

Post by Niggly » December 13, 2020, 6:47 am

Drunk Monkey wrote:
December 13, 2020, 12:46 am
Niggly wrote:
December 12, 2020, 8:45 pm
I’ve put on a kilo in the last week 🤭
Fook only a kilo.. im shocked Shrek
Must have a high metabolism chunk. How’s the flavoured water diet going?

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Re: Balancing exercise with inactivity

Post by Drunk Monkey » December 13, 2020, 7:41 am

Diet was going great ... until i went to PFs to pick up mi pickled heggs, the potato salad and a pack of mince pies i bought for a friend went missing .. im loving the vitamin water very clever marketing and only 11 bt a bottle .

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Re: Balancing exercise with inactivity

Post by Niggly » December 13, 2020, 7:58 am

Yorkshire puddings are only about 200 calories but a maximum of 10 a day

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