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Simply Fit, by Cindy Haskin-Popp, will help you make physical activity a part of everyday life. The health benefits of regular exercise and overall daily physical activity will be discussed. Fun, practical and easy-to-follow tips on an exercise program will be shared, as will the most current research. Fitness tips for families and seniors, on fitness centers and on buying proper and affordable equipment will be regularly given. 

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Fitness Label

Have you ever wondered what the label would read if fitness could come in a package?  Here is a possibility:

Fitness Facts
Serving Size:  30-60 minutes*
Number of servings per week:  5-7 days
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Calories burned:**           143-286
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Stress levels:                   reduced
Mood:                               elevated 
Body weight:                   decreased or maintained
Blood pressure:               improved/controlled
Cholesterol:                     improved/controlled
Blood sugar:                    improved/controlled
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Ingredients:  All-natural***
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*The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends that adults acquire at least 150 minutes (preferably 300 minutes) per week of moderate-intensity exercise.
**values are per serving and are calculated based on a body weight of 150 pounds and a walking speed of 4.0 miles per hour.
***As part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, walking at least 30 minutes a day may reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, some cancers, improve cholesterol levels, and/or help to maintain a healthy body weight.

Note:  Before beginning an exercise program or increasing the intensity level of a current routine, a physician's approval should be obtained, especially for older adults and those at risk for or who currently have chronic health conditions.

Resources:
The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, sixth edition

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4 Comments:

Anonymous massage therapist insurance said...

isn'y there any latest guidelines in 2010, or these are same in current year too.

April 12, 2010 at 3:28 AM 
Blogger Alan said...

This is a very interesting blog and so i like to visit your blog again and again. Keep it up.

Sharon

http://www.bukisa.com/articles/272847_exercise-how-powerful-it-really-is

April 12, 2010 at 8:51 AM 
Blogger Cindy Haskin-Popp said...

These are the current recommendations which have been cited in The Surgeon General's Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation 2010 released earlier this year. To access the publication you can visit www.surgeongeneral.gov. You can also download a copy of the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans at www.health.gov/paguidelines. Also, another publication to be launched early next month is the National Physical Activity Plan for the U.S.. You can access information regarding the latter at www.physicalactivityplan.org/.

April 12, 2010 at 12:05 PM 
Blogger Cindy Haskin-Popp said...

Thank you for the kind comment and support!

April 12, 2010 at 12:08 PM 

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