For each hour of exercise, adults gain two hours of life expectancy,
according to the American Heart Association (AHA), which has created an
"online nutrition tracker" to help Americans to help Americans get in
shape. Actually, at a recent dinner we were at with San Francisco based
endocrinologist Dr. Nancy Bohannon, she said people tend to pay far
less attention these days to exercise than they do about regulating
their food - she believes exercise is far more important.
This free website - https://ahastart.fitbug.com/ - allows you to input daily exercise and food and helps determine calories in and out. Hopefully, this clarity will be motivating. The AHA's Start! Program encourages walking in particular – starting small, maybe, but still counts! Daily exercise may sound like an intimidating time commitment, but really, the statistic above of one hour in for every two gained does include walking (though we're thinking there must be diminishing returns, unfortunately)!
Corporations are encouraged to help as well, by seeking a "fit-friendly" recognition. We wonder if a Wear-Your-Sneakers-to-Work day may become commonplace?