Philosophy Providing physical activities for the community Foster healthy relationships Improve health Setting attainable goals
Expected Fitness Levels Children to adults Inexperienced to experienced Non-active to active EVERYONE!
Desired Outcomes Better overall health Learn how to establish reasonable goals Meet your set goals
“But Why?” What are some reasons to start a program like this one? “CSUN Half Dome” in Google www.google.com www.google.com First link in the search engine, or http://kinesiology.csun.edu/HalfDo me/HalfDome.htm
PAR-Q If you are planning to increase physical activity, the PAR-Q is: Quick and Easy, and an Inexpensive assessment PAR-Q Form
How Can We Adapt? www.localhikes.com Carpooling Bus Rentals www.busrates.com www.busrates.com “Urban hikes” (walks through neighborhoods) www.mapmyrun.com www.mapmyrun.com
DON’T DIET, LIVE IT! Bottom line: Weight loss can easily be achieved by fad diets. But weight comes back plus some. If you can’t live it, it won’t work. Exercise and choosing healthy foods is key to successful weight loss. Dieting doesn’t work! Living it does!
DIGEST THIS! Satiety Balancing carbohydrates, fats, and proteins Mixed meals are important for sustaining energy Whole foods vs juices Whole fruits and vegetables provide fiber that is lacking in juices Your body does not have to work to break down juice, so it is absorbed rapidly
DIGEST THIS! Hydration Water’s function in the body Eliminates waste products Transports nutrients and oxygen Regulates body temperature Protects joints and tissues Prevents constipation Prevents dehydration
DIGEST THIS! Recommended amount 64 oz water (general) Fluid repletion Prehydrate At least several hours before Having a snack can also help retain needed fluid. During As needed. Will differ per individual. After workouts 1.5L fluid for every kg body weight lost Consuming a snack w/sodium can help retain water.
DIGEST THIS! Sports drinks may not be needed Most contain high sugar and sodium Some athletes may need them depending on: Duration Intensity Environmental factors
DIGEST THIS! Bottom line: Eating a balanced diet from whole foods can help promote satiety. Proper hydration and repletion is key for the body’s functions and optimal exercise.