Fitness Corner

Benefits of Physical Activity/Exercise

by Prof. Mercado
People who regularly engage in just moderate physical activity live longer on average than those who are physically inactive (25% of adults in the U.S. are completely inactive). A sedentary lifestyle ranks with smoking and obesity as a risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease, some forms of cancer, stroke, diabetes, and hypertension.
If you want to get in shape at home with a personal trainer without breaking your bank account check this website: a website that lets people turn on their computer webcams to take one-on-one, trainer-led exercise classes.  Wello launched Group Workouts, which involve up to five participants plus a trainer. They cost as little as $10 an hour versus solo sessions that start at $35 for an hour. Sometimes they give offers in which all users get their first group class free. I tested it and like it a lot!


The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Physical Activity Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2008 specifies that people need to spend an accumulated minimum of 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity 5 to 7 days a week. The DRI committee recommends at least 60 minutes of moderate intense activity.
For more information please visit these websites:

American College of Sports Medicine

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