The Book of Matthew mentions that the “spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.”  Of course Matthew wasn’t writing about American fitness –BUT he could have been considering how most of us look at fitness.

UPI reports on a new survey that finds  more than 75 percent of U.S. adults say being in shape and looking good were "very important" to them.  Nearly 75% also said they also wanted to change something about their body’s appearance.  That’s the spirit.

Now for the weakness of the soft untoned flesh – where despite those feelings, only 31 percent said they make exercise a regular habit.  It gets weaker, with another  45 percent saying they weren't active at all.

Clearly the numbers show we want to be fit but we don’t want to put in the work! The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say only about 20 percent of us meet exercise guidelines of 2.5 hours of moderate aerobic activity  and two days of  some kind of muscle-strengthening exercise each week. (UPI)