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Preface
Introduction
Exercising away the Surgeon General's recommended 150 calories per day can be a breeze if your client is in the right frame of mind
Regular physical activity or cardiorespiratory fitness decreases the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, particularly coronary heart disease
Weight-bearing physical activity is essential for normal skeletal development during childhood and adolescence and for achieving and maintaining peak bone mass in young adults
Regular physical activity lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, the most common type of diabetes. For some people, it can also help control their diabetes
Physical activity can relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety, improve mood, and may even reduce the risk of developing depression
Regular physical activity is associated with a decreased risk of colon cancer
Physical activity can lengthen life span, improve quality of life for the elderly, and ease some of the pains of aging
Most musculoskeletal injuries related to physical activity are believed to be preventable by gradually working up to a desired level of activity and avoiding excessive amounts of activity
Low levels of activity, resulting in fewer kilo-calories used than consumed, contribute to the high prevalence of obesity in the United States