Reduce high blood pressure Lowers cholesterol Lowers plaque in arteries Prevents diabetes & certain cancers
Burn Calories Intensity burns more. Walk, stairs, bike Burning calories is easy!
Oxygen delivered to tissue Blood circulation in heart/arteries Cardiovascular system more efficient Heart and lungs have more endurance Increases overall energy No More Yawning!!
Activity helps you: Fall asleep faster Deepen sleep Improves: Concentration, productivity and mood
Enjoy physical activity Biking Dancing Hiking Sports Get out have fun!
1. Assess Your fitness level 2. Determine fitness goals 3. Likes and Dislikes 4. Variety 5. Do the math 6. DO IT!!!!
Record: Pulse rate before and after a one-mile walk Time to walk one mile Number Of pushups Flexibility Waist circumference Body mass index (BMI)
Why do you want to get active? Health issues Prevention Leisure Have set goals Be motivated, its up to you!!
What activities do you enjoy? Make your workout fun Outdoors/indoors Classes or at home Create an environment that fits your interest This could be you!
Switch up activities Don’t get bored Use all muscle groups This reduces the risk of injury
Stay within budget You can workout at home Outdoor activities Exercise for free Swim, run, walk NO MONEY NEEDED!!
Now you have everything set, get going! Get into it slowly, don’t rush 2 hours 30 minutes a week of activity Strength training twice a week Stay motivated Reach your goals and set new ones! This could be you!
What you should be doing to keep your body healthy
Learn the major food groups Dairy, Meat, Grains, Fruits and vegetables Incorporate a variety of each of the above. Eat in moderation Eat Three meals a day Do not snack on junk food! Exercise and diet go hand in hand.
The amount of fats in your diet Excess salt Excess sugars Too much of anything can be harmful Keep an eye on what youre eating.
You can track your diet here Foodpyramid.Foodpyramid Good Luck! Stay Motivated Reach Your Goals!