Friday, February 20, 2009
The Department of Nutritional Sciences from the University of Missouri Extension recently released an updated version of an activity pyramid based on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans as developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
You can download your own copy of the MyActivity Pyramid here in PDF format and then post it at your work, home, etc. in the hopes of motivating others to an active lifestyle.
The main recommendations illustrated on the diagram include the following:
2) Perform 150 mins of moderate intensity or 75 mins of vigorous intensity ‘Aerobic Activity’ per week (swimming, tennis, jogging)
3) Perform strength and/or flexibility training at least 2 times per week (Yoga, calisthenics, weight training)
4) Limit the amount of inactivity (sitting, television, computer)
While the diagram is surely visually appealing, do any of you have any thoughts or comments on this recent attempt to motivate activity?
Have a great weekend - hopefully with many ‘Lifestyle Activities’ included.
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