“…I mean, you get people taking a taxi to the gym! Only in America. You know, it’s not like you need to even join a gym to get exercise. Just find the nicest, most expensive gym you wish you could afford and walk to it–and then walk back…”

–instructor during a class discussion about “engage in physical activity” as part of the dietary guidelines put out by the USDA/HHS.
I was amused. She’s got a point. Living in New York, especially, it’s pretty easy to get exercise just walking around. Sometimes you get places faster that way. And besides, with all this swine flu hype still in the media, walking to where you’ve got to go is all the more appealing.

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