Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Activity Pyramid and You!

Everyone is different!! Thank GOODNESS we have different:

bodies
shapes
metabolism
& fitness goals

Not everyone should work out in the same way, which is why you should always consult your Dr. and get help starting an exercise routine. Did you know that 50% of Adults in the US don't meet the 30 minutes of moderate activity that is recommended? Fifty percent is huge! But you can always consult the Activity Pyramid for a jump start on your activity.


One of the main reasons that people don't get the right amount of physical activity is that they are confused on how much they need!

If you are starting at square one of a sedentary lifestyle your needs will be different from someone who is already active. If you need to lose weight, maintain weight or train for an event, these are all factors in how much activity you need.

The Activity Pyramid is a great place for everyone to start to have an active lifestyle regardless of your needs and goals for the future! It's also an excellent reminder for people who are already active to add:

  • cross training
  • stretching
  • & resistance training into our week!

Plus it is a great reminder to use our daily activities as a way to fit in a little more vigorous activity like taking the stairs, walk the dog more briskly and park farther away from the store.

Daily activity is vital for us to live a balanced healthy lifestyle!

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