Yesterday I read a new study that stated the average obese woman gets only one hour of exercise a year. Man only do slightly better at 3.6 hours yearly. Another study stated 1 out of 3 people in the US is obese. That means that 33% of the US population gets less than 3.6 hours of exercise year. (16% gets less than one hour a year).
The study defined "vigorous" exercise as activities that burn fat like jogging and jumping rope, but not sexual activity. Sexual activity?! Oh...that to easy to make a joke about. I'm not touching that one.
Just to put this more into perspective. Here are the average number of hours a year that people spend on other activities (per a 2012 study): (http://www.bls.gov/news.release/atus.t01.htm)
|Personal care activities.||3365.30||3555.10|
|Eating and drinking||474.50||438.00|
|Food preparation and cleanup||102.20||273.75|
|Lawn and garden care||91.25||43.80|
|Purchasing goods and services||219.00||306.60|
|Consumer goods purchases||98.55||156.95|
|Professional and personal care services.||21.90||36.50|
|Caring for and helping household members.||127.75||240.90|
|Caring for and helping household children.||98.55||193.45|
|Caring for and helping nonhousehold members||58.40||73.00|
|Caring for and helping nonhousehold adults||21.90||18.25|
|Working and work-related activities||1522.05||1073.10|
|Homework and research.||65.70||58.40|
|Organizational, civic, and religious activities||94.90||138.70|
|Religious and spiritual activities||43.80||65.70|
|Volunteering (organizational and civic activities)||40.15||54.75|
|Leisure and sports.||2113.35||1814.05|
|Socializing and communicating.||262.80||277.40|
|Telephone calls, mail, and e-mail||40.15||73.00|
Links to the report summary.