Tuesday, May 8

Facts in Keywords

  • More than 60% of US adults do not engage in the recommended amount of activity.
  • Approximately 25% of US adults are not active at all.
  • A 1993 study concerning causes of death in the US: #1 Tobacco, #2 Lack of exercise/poor diet, #3 Alcohol.
  • Chronic disease costs the US $655 Billion in healthcare costs.
  • In this year, 1.5 million people will have a heart attack in the US and 500,000 will die.

  • Control your health status through a medical checkup before beginning a program.
  • Progress slowly in the exercise program.
  • Choose primarily activities which engage as large a muscle mass as possible, ie: jogging, cycling, swimming, cross-country skiing, etc.
  • Remember, it is not necessary to be exhausted to achieve improvement in physical fitness.
  • The training should be accomplished continuously and intermittently.
  • The improvement in physical fitness will depend on your initial fitness level.
  • It is never too late to start exercising regularly.

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