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Unformatted text preview: Nutrition and physical activity Each influences the other Benefits of physical activity • People who exercise regularly live longer on average than those being physically inactive © 2006 Thomson- Benefits of physical activity • Every year $24 billion is spent on health- ≈ care costs attributed to physical inactivity in the U.S. Benefits of physical activity Benefits of physical activity • The American College of Sports medicine (ACSM) and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005 – 30 minutes of physical activity on most days of each week to maintain a healthy body weight – The DRI committee recommends at least 60 minutes of moderately intense activity on a daily basis (walking, running) Benefits of physical activity • Hypertrophy • Atrophy Benefits of physical activity • A variety of physical activities produces the best overall fitness • For balanced fitness: • Stretching enhances flexibility • Weight training develops muscle strength and endurance • Aerobic activity improves cardiorespiratory endurance Benefits of physical activity...
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