Vigorous exercise?

  • Medical
  • Thread starter Count Iblis
  • Start date
  • #1
1,838
7

Main Question or Discussion Point

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704350304574638331243027174.html

Among vigorous-activity exercises are aerobic dance; biking faster than 10 miles an hour; heavy gardening (digging, hoeing); tennis (singles); jumping rope; swimming laps; hiking uphill; race walking, jogging or running.
Doesn't sound like vigorous exercise to me at all. How on earth can biking at a speed of 10 miles an hour be vigorous exercise? :confused:
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
berkeman
Mentor
57,453
7,470
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704350304574638331243027174.html



Doesn't sound like vigorous exercise to me at all. How on earth can biking at a speed of 10 miles an hour be vigorous exercise? :confused:
I think they are just setting an arbitrary limit to make it clear that it shouldn't be leisurely biking. But yeah, 10mph on pavement with a good road bike is pretty leisurely. 10mph in the dirt on a MTB can sometimes be taxing, though, depending on how soft the ground is.

I think they are trying to list activities that elevate the heart rate and respiration rate significantly. The gardening one threw me a bit, but there have been some ditches and such that I've dug that elevated my CV rate...
 

Related Threads on Vigorous exercise?

  • Last Post
Replies
8
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
11
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
7K
  • Last Post
Replies
7
Views
14K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
9
Views
6K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
3K
Replies
19
Views
2K
Replies
10
Views
50K
Top