Joe Houmard, PhD, talks about the minimum recommended amount of exercise everyone should get each day, about 30 minutes. He also clarifies that this means, “vigorous exercise,” and defines what that means exactly. And he notes that some people just starting out might want to start with less while others might want to start with more.
Joe Houmard, Ph.D. has been at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC since 1988. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Exercise & Sport Science and Director of the Human Performance Laboratory. He is an author on more than 150 scientific papers and book chapters and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health for his research. Dr. Houmard’s research focuses on skeletal muscle metabolism and how it is altered with conditions such as aging, insulin, resistance, and obesity and how interventions such as weight loss and exercise exert their positive effects.