Kettlebells Trainer Lorna Kleidman Responds to Lack of Exercise among Americans

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As the nation’s obesity epidemic continues to grow, Americans are still lacking in the amount of exercise they get. Fitness trainer Lorna Kleidman offers a response on the absence of exercise.

On December 14, Lorna Kleidman issued a response to a recent article regarding the lack of exercise among Americans and what can be done to help the issue.

According the article from the New York Times, “about 40 percent of Americans report that they never exercise, a figure that has remained steady for decades. They will not even do the easy stuff. In studies of moderate exercise to help prevent diabetes, for example, investigators had to go to great lengths just to keep subjects in a walking program.”

The article reports that The Department of Health and Human Services recommends that adults between 18 and 59 get at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity every week. The article states that only 3.5 percent of Americans in this age group get this recommended amount of exercise.

After reading about these statistics, kettlebells trainer Lorna Kleidman was stunned. “This is truly disappointing,” Kleidman said. “We all know the benefits of exercising, and yet so few of us actually take the time and initiative to just get the bare minimum. 150 minutes is only two and half hours; I know most people are busy, but I imagine everyone can afford to take two and a half hours out of their weekly schedule to do something that makes them feel better and is good for them.”

Kleidman added that doing just 30 minutes of the simplest kettlebell exercises five days a week would be enough to meet the 150 minute minimum.

The article added that the message being sent out to Americans may be the problem. If more people realize that their workouts should consist of more than just a minimal output of exercise such as walking, then perhaps they would start doing more substantial exercises.

Lorna Kleidman is a Three-Time World Champion and World Record holder in kettlebell sport and the most decorated kettlebell athlete in the country. She developed the innovative methods used in KettleX as a way to bring the benefits of the bells to everyone in an easy to use, comprehensive and fun format. Lorna has been teaching individuals and group classes for the past six years.


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