The Lazy Person's Exercise Plan
According to Tan, "That's all you need to do to make a real
difference in your fitness level. Everyday activities that you might not think
are exercise, are exercise." In the new recommendations, doing the laundry,
vacuuming, and cleaning your house all count as exercise.
Tan says that everyone should consult a doctor before beginning
an exercise regime, even one this gentle. But, she says, very few people can
expect to be told that they cannot or should not exercise.
"Absolutely everyone can benefit from increasing his or her
activity level," she says. "Even the most athletic people will improve
their fitness level, and this is especially true for sedentary or overweight