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Unformatted text preview: Aerobic Activity People doing aerobic activities move large muscles in a rhythmic manner for a sustained period. Brisk walking, jogging, biking, dancing, and swimming are all examples of aerobic activities. This type of activity is also called endurance activity. Aerobic activity makes a person’s heart beat more rapidly to meet the demands of the body’s movement. Over time, regular aerobic activity makes the heart and cardiovascular system stronger and fitter. When putting the Guidelines into action, it’s important to consider the total amount of activity, as well as how often to be active, for how long, and at what intensity. How much total activity a week? Older adults should aim to do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate-intensity physical activity a week, or an equivalent amount (75 minutes or 1 hour and 15 minutes) of vigorous- intensity activity. Older adults can also do an equivalent amount of activity by combining moderate- and vigorous- intensity activity. As is true for younger people, greater amounts of physical activity and vigorous- intensity activity....
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This document was uploaded on 11/04/2011 for the course PFW 101 at Texas State.
- Fall '10