Everything you always wanted to know about sex (but were afraid to ask)

After a 10-year hiatus, I’m playing regular hockey again. And, to sharpen my goalie reflexes, I’m playing squash again (the two medical types I ran into today both asked, independently, what part of your body do you want to injure first?).  Better eyesight would help both.

850full-everything-you-always-wanted-to-know-about-sex-*-but-were-afraid-to-ask-screenshotBut what I really need is cardio, and I can’t imagine anything more boring than running. Bicycling is an occupational hazard in Brisbane, but I went for a ride today into town and back, because, driving in downtown Brisbane is just silly.

But I still need that cardio.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has a better solution: sex.

The percentage of U.S. adults who met the 2008 federal physical activity guidelines for Americans increased from 15.1% in 2000 to 21.5% in 2014. Most of the increase occurred from 2006 to 2010 for men and from 2007 to 2011 for women. During all years, men were more likely than women to meet the physical activity guidelines. In 2014, 25.5% of men and 17.7% of women met the guidelines.

*Based on self-reports of frequency and duration of light-moderate and vigorous leisure-time aerobic physical activity and frequency of leisure-time strengthening activity at levels consistent with federal physical activity guidelines for adults (http://health.gov/paguidelines/guidelines/).

†Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the non-institutionalized U.S. civilian population aged ≥18 years and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey sample adult component.

I love this exercise stuff.

QuickStats: Percentage of U.S. adults who met the 2008 federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic and strengthening activity,* by sex — National Health Interview Survey,† 2000–2014

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; May 13, 2016; 65(18);485