Exercise is a form of any physical activity which is defined as bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that results in caloric expenditure. Exercise is also any movement carried out by the skeletal muscles that require energy. It is also an intentional movement intended to improve or maintain physical fitness.
Physical fitness is defined as the ability to carry out tasks without undue fatigue. It generates cardiorespiratory endurance and muscle strength flexibility.
Any exercise can be done frequently with duration and intensity to achieve desired physical fitness.
American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology recommend aerobic physical activity in 3-4 x a week, lasting an average of 40 min/session involving moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity.
Now, before you start with an exercise program, here are things you should be aware of:
- Assess fitness level
- Check pulse rate before and immediately after walking
- Checked by your MD
- Consider fitness goals (weight loss, conditioning, preparing for a fun run, etc.)
- Start slow and progress slowly
With these little tips, you can now begin your exercise and join Fit Filipino Movement challenge by premier wellness and lifestyle coaches Jim and Toni Saret. Fit Filipino Movement is a fight battle slated to be the biggest on-ground and online fitness campaign in the country where the nation is challenges to lose 1 million lbs.
The program will run from six months and aims to encourage everyone to pledge and lose the pounds. Various medical associations, and public and private sectors, including the Philippine National Police (PNP) with a total of 500,000 lbs to lose, have already answered the call and made their pledges, individual, squads, corporations, and even cities are encouraged to join the cause toward a healthier and fitter lifestyle.
This national challenge is the first step to the Fit Filipino Movement’s vision of one million fit Filipinos by 2020. According to the Food and Nutrition Research and Institute (FNRI) Director Mario V. Capanzana, “Three in 10 Filipinos are overweight or obese. Of these three, one overweight adult can be found in the National Capital Region.”
This was seconded by Coach Toni. “Wellness starts with the little changes in our lifestyle choices. We can start with better eating habits or a simple 4-minute workout daily,” she added.
Robinsons Supermarket also made their pledges of 5,000 lbs, headed by Robinsons Supermarket Marketing Manager for Wellness, Angela Totanes, and is also the venue for the registration and submission of participant’s official weight. After their final weigh-in, participants can avail of a reward if they achieve their wellness goal.
To know more about the Fit Filipino Movement 1 Million Lbs National Weight Loss Challenge, visit www.fitfil.ph or inquire at select Robinsons Supermarket outlets.
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