Luv2organize: The study just uses running as a surrogate for measuring aerobic
fitness. You could "translate" this into biking, swimming, step
machine, spin class, elliptical trainer but you'd have to figure out the
equivalent "speed & distance" of say an "8 minute mile"
in these other exercises. Any decent trainer can help you on this. Even if you
hate running, that's no excuse - there is an appropriate cardio exercise for
anyone. I do triathlon and really recommend variety and cross-training so you
don't injure yourself.
I feel like a slug! Does my hour of walking/running or Jillian Michaels DVD's
count for anything????? I hate running - hurts the hips, shins, and heels. I
guess my husband is going to way outlive me. Bummer.
You are both right. I should have included it. I'm adding it now. Thanks.Lois
I also wanted to know the times. Here you go.From the study data,
Dr. Berry calculated that a man in his 50s who can run a mile in 8 minutes or
less, or a woman who can do it in 9 minutes or less, shows a high level of
fitness. A 9-minute mile for a man and 10:30 for a woman are signs of moderate
fitness; men who cant run better than a 10-minute mile, and women slower than 12
minutes, fall into the low-fitness category.Dr. Berry also states
that your risks increase dramatically for each minute over 10 minutes it takes
you to run a mile.
And what would those times be?