Get fit taking one step at a time!

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Get fit taking one step at a time!

  1. 1. Take one step at a time!
  2. 2. IDEAL VS REAL Traditional food pyramid (FDA)
  3. 3. Proposed Food Pyramid for 2005
  4. 4. • It is impractical to follow a strict diet on a daily basis. • Eating regimes are flexible as long as we compensate with physical activity. • Current media awareness. (Low Carb diets i.e. Atkins) • Obesity Crisis – Dr. Mary Vernon – (trustee of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians) – “People that are already obese, are getting even bigger”
  5. 5. • A balanced diet is needed for a healthy organism, and physical activity is needed to regenerate and strengthen muscles, joints and bones. • CHALLENGE: • How can I fit exercise in my life? – How can I keep up with it?
  6. 6. Take one step at a time!
  7. 7. 10,000 steps ~ = 5 miles Distance varies with height, the taller you are, the longer the stride length. IT IS NOT OUT OF REACH
  8. 8. • Average sedentary person walks between 2,000 and 3,000 steps per day. • Benefits: – Weight control – Improved blood pressure – Reduced cholesterol levels – Decrease in the risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. –
  9. 9. Get fit for life
  10. 10. Eat anything you want ! • AND BE CONCIOUSS • * ABOUT COMPENSATING * • WITH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
  11. 11. Ten ideas to get Active… • 1. Mow the lawn • 2. Go for a walk in a nearby park • 3. Take the stairs instead of an elevator • 4. Bike to work, to run errands, or visit friends • 5. Clean out the garage or the attic • 6. Walk with a friend over the lunch hour • 7. Walk your dog • 8. Sign up for a group exercise class • 9. Avoid remote controls! • 10. Park at the farthest end of the lot
  12. 12. • THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION • ANY QUESTIONS?

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