Excercise ‘must be tough to work’

Apparently people are confused about exercise and health. I’d go along with that, noticing a large number of large and slow people suddenly appearing outdoors on the cycle paths when the weather becomes pleasant. While a BBC article reports that it is unclear whether one should perform light exercise for half an hour, three times a week or do something more strenuous more often, I’d guess that many people opt for light exercise around three times a year. Sorry, I’m in a cruel mood because I cycled into work in heavy rain this morning and my waterproof trousers are crap.
Recent studies indicate that “to be healthy, you really do need to break into a sweat when you exercise”.
The American College of Sports Medicine reports, “People should do at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise five days a week, or 20 minutes of vigorous exercise, like jogging, three days a week”.
It is now recommended that weekly exercise “should include vigorous (jogging) and moderate aerobic exercise (a brisk walk), as well as twice-weekly activities, such as weight training, which maintain or increase muscular strength and endurance.” Is it all really that hard? I always thought exercise was fun.
BBC article.