Fitness and Exercise Sourcebook

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Dan R. Harris
Omnigraphics, 1996 - Health & Fitness - 663 pages
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Physical fitness is often defined as the ability to perform typical activities and chores such as raking leaves or cleaning windows without getting fatigued. Achieving this level of fitness requires a regimen of moderate aerobic activity, such as walking, cycling, swimming or jogging for only 20 to 30 minutes 3 or 4 days a week. Currently, only one fourth of the U.S. population is engaged in light-to-moderate physical activity. This statistic is alarming, since research has shown that physical activity is linked to reducing risk of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease, now the leading causes of death in the United States. The Fitness and Exercise Sourcebook provides the layperson with the latest information regarding physical activity and its benefits to healthy living.

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Contents

Chapter 1Fitness Fundamentals
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Chapter 2How Fit Are You?
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A SelfPaced Guide
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