How Much Exercise Is Enough?

Not Darrin Carlson

Darrin Carlson last March shared his ideas on the minimal amount of exercise and equipment needed to achieve reasonable fitness benefits.

Public health authorities for years have recommended physical activity in the range of 150 minutes a week. That ain’t gonna happen for most folks. Darrin says “Two hours a week will work for most people….”

Jonathan Bailor, Chris Highcock, and others suggest 30-60 minutes a week may be enough. Even Darrin admits as much, for the super-dedicated.

I was recently able to pass U.S. Army physical fitness standards by just working out for 70 minutes a week.


One response to “How Much Exercise Is Enough?

  1. The results of some HIT research suggest that mere minutes (like 15) a week could be enough if done at the proper intensity. However, if most people won’t put in a couple hours a week, then they won’t do HIT at the proper intensity either.