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Exercise Primer

The benefits of regular exercise are many and well known although as a nation we are exercising less and growing heavier. This as the epidemics of heart disease, diabetes, and other "lifestyle diseases" continue to flourish! It has been said, that every kilogram over a BMI of 25 subtracts 4 months from your lifespan!!! Check your BMI, then:

Start exercising today - take a new lease on your life - anything you do over what you're not doing now is a great beginning. Your ideal goal should be 20-30 minutes of heart rate elevating activity every other day, but 3 days per week would be excellent. The goal is NOT to become a world class athlete, but to get fit and if at all possible to get to your ideal body weight.


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Last revised: December 30, 2004