There are 1,440 minutes in every day. Schedule 30 of them for physical activity!
Regular exercise is a critical part of staying healthy. People who are active live longer and feel better. Exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight. It can delay or prevent diabetes, some cancers and heart problems.
Most adults need at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity at least five days per week. Examples include walking briskly, mowing the lawn, dancing, swimming for recreation or bicycling. Stretching and weight training can also strengthen your body and improve your fitness level.
The key is to find the right exercise for you. If it is fun, you are more likely to stay motivated. You may want to walk with a friend, join a class or plan a group bike ride. If you've been inactive for awhile, use a sensible approach and start out slowly.
- Physical Fitness Articles
- Fitness class targets those with arthritis 2011.03.10 The Friendship Centers of Emmet County will offer an Arthritis Foundation fitness class this spring.
- 12 months, 150 pounds 2011.01.25 A year ago, Dan Bruce, 23, of Petoskey, looked at the scale and knew he had to make a change. He didn’t feel good about himself and realized he was headed down a road of health problems.
- Study: Taking more steps could lower diabetes risk 2011.01.18 Walk more, and not only burn off calories, but also lessen the chance of becoming diabetic, a new study says.
- Another year, another resolution 2011.01.18 What do we need to do to succeed? I think we need to work on our motivation, our “self-talk,” and our planning and lack of patience.
- Neurologists warn for youth sport concussions 2010.11.15 The risk of concussions from football and some other sports is so serious that a qualified athletic trainer should always be on the field — at adult and children’s games, and even at practice, a major doctors group said Nov. 1.
- Fit 4 Life at Charlevoix Area Hospital 2010.04.01 Fit 4 Life is the idea of Jacobsen, physical therapist Shannon Pemble, registered dietitian Amanda Evans and Kris Hoeksema, a social worker. The four women will combine their specialties to help a group of eight people from the area lose weight the health
- Fight against fat goes high-tech with new devices 2010.01.06 The fight against fat is going high-tech. To get an inside look at eating and exercise habits, scientists are developing wearable wireless sensors to monitor overweight and obese people as they go about their daily lives.
- Enticed by the ancient martial arts of karate and tai chi 2009.07.07 Todd Ackerman has his own Karate Kid story.
- Steps for walking to a healthier lifestyle 2009.05.14 Some tips to help get you walking to a healthier lifestyle
- NCMC expands fitness offerings to swing dance 2009.01.26 â€œDancing is one of the greatest expressions you can have toward music if you canâ€™t play an instrument,â€ said Barber, who moved to Petoskey with wife, Vickie, four months ago. â€œAnd dancing is fun, if you know how.â€
- 2009 Health Trends 2009.01.26 The ACE group surveyed personal trainers, group fitness professionals and lifestyle and weight management consultants to devise its top-10 health trends.
- Wii-hab 2009.01.06 Nintendo Wii is not just for games. First Choice Physical Therapy in Petoskey is using it to help patients with physical rehabilitation.
- Keeping the 'Get Fit' resolution 2009.01.02 There are plenty of resolutions people can make each new year, but thereâ€™s always one that seems to stand out above the rest â€” losing weight.
- Got a fat gene? Get active for 3-4 hours a day 2008.11.17 Maybe you CAN blame being fat on your genes. But thereâ€™s a way to overcome that family history â€” just get three to four hours of moderate activity a day.
- Chinaâ€™s new prosperity fuels fitness craze 2008.11.17 The 90-minute workout is routine to Wu, a 36-year-old ad sales representative. But the surroundings â€” a four-story fitness club catering to different fitness levels and needs â€” would have been unimaginable just a decade ago.
- Kinesiotaping an option for pain control, injury management 2008.10.22 When U.S. Olympic volleyball team player Kerri Walsh wore an interestingly-shaped, smooth and thin shoulder patch during this past summerâ€™s games, it left many wondering if it was a strange tattoo or some kind of therapy device.
- Dance Zumba, Dance! 2008.10.22 Christi Roman has brought Zumba, a high-energy, Latin-inspired dance class to Northern Michigan â€” and tightened a couple notches on her own belt since becoming an instructor.
- US guidelines set healthy activity levels 2008.10.22 Get moving: New exercise guidelines released by the U.S. government Tuesday set a minimum sweat allotment for good health. For most adults, that is 2 1/2 hours a week.
- Pedometers, goals encourage weight loss and other health benefits 2008.09.25 Can a lack of physical activity hurt your health? Evidence shows that those who are not physically active are definitely not helping their health, and may likely be hurting it.
- Study says too many arthroscopic knee surgeries 2008.09.16 Two studies call into question whether many people with arthritis are needlessly undergoing one of the most common operations in America: arthroscopic knee surgery.
- The Skeletal Risk of Overtraining for Women 2008.08.15 Are you exercising too much? Eating too little? Have your periods become irregular or stopped?
- Exercise and Bone Health 2008.08.15 Vital at every age for healthy bones, exercise is important for treating and preventing osteoporosis.
- Physical Therapy Essential to Sports Injury Recovery 2008.08.08 Sports injuries happen to the best of us. For proof of that, one need look no further than professional sports leagues, where injuries have derailed seasons, careers, and become as much a part of the game as bats, balls, cleats, and spikes.
- Exercise Recommendations for Older Adults 2008.07.28 Being physically active can prevent and help treat many of the most common chronic medical conditions associated with old age.
- How much exercise do adults need? 2008.07.28 Current physical activity recommendations for adults include both cardio or aerobic activities and resistance, strength-building, and weight-bearing activities.
- Benefits and Risks of Physical Activity 2008.07.28 Can a lack of physical activity hurt your health? Evidence shows that those who are not physically active are definitely not helping their health, and may likely be hurting it.
- External Physical Fitness Feeds
- Using Anabolic Steroids May Affect Your Future Mental Health There is a link between use of anabolic-androgenic steroids and reduced mental health later in life. This is the main conclusion of a new study on elite male strength athletes that researchers from the University of Gothenburg recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Twenty per cent of the subjects in the study admitted steroid use...
- Parental Communication Improves Students' Diet And Physical Activity College students eat more fruits and vegetables and exercise more on days when they communicate more with their parents, according to researchers at Penn State. "Only a third of college students consumes a diet that is consistent with national recommendations," said Meg Small, research associate in the Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development...
- Yoga Can Help Lower Blood Pressure According to a new study presented at the "28th Annual Scientific Meeting", yoga can help lower a person's blood pressure. Desirable or normal blood pressure is generally considered to be below 120/80 (one-twenty over eighty). Where 120 represents the systolic measurement and 80 represents the diastolic measurement...
- To Increase Bicycle Use, Improve Public Health, A Change In Cycle Track Policy Needed Bicycle engineering guidelines often used by state regulators to design bicycle facilities need to be overhauled to reflect current cyclists' preferences and safety data, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. They say that U.S...
- Statins May Reduce Exercise Benefits For Obese Adults Statins, the most widely prescribed drugs worldwide, are often suggested to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease in individuals with obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, which is a combination of medical disorders including excess body fat and/or high levels of blood pressure, blood sugar and/or cholesterol...