MSNBC reported recently that the Bush administration is going to get more involved when it comes to our physical activity.
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The Physical Activity Guidelines, which probably won't surface until 2008, are going to be guidelines for the amount of physical activity everyone should get to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It will be similar to what we see in the food pyramid and instead of daily recommendations for food, there will be recommendations for daily exercise (for example, 30 minutes per day will aid in the prevention of weight gain). Seems to me that the guidelines are not going to be rocket science but more science based with a heavy dose of common sense. This would be a much needed update for the American public as the last time we saw anything similar to the upcoming guidelines was a warning from the Surgeon General in the mid 1990s.
Fit's Take: While some may worry about big brother taking over (first with the possible ban on trans fat and now this). However, the guidelines are not meant to be strictly enforced and with an average of 60 million obese Americans, good solid recommendations to live by are a good thing.