Being active is very important and requires a huge commitment to find time every day to exercise. I am going to have you rate your physical activity on a daily basis. The physical activity guidelines state that an individual should exercise at least thirty minutes a day for three to five days a week. That is just a guideline though; recommendations for physical activity are as follows: forty-five to sixty minutes of exercise for five to six days a week.
These guidelines and recommendations are tough to achieve and will definitely take a lifestyle change if you have not already done so. The daily rating scale is as follows:
Each day is worth 20 points:
- If you exercise for an hour you get 20 points
- If you exercise for forty-five minutes you get 15 points
- If you exercise for thirty minutes you get 10 points
- Anything less than thirty minutes you get 5 points and 0 points for not exercising.
There is a total of 120 points:
115 to 120 points: You have Superior work ethic and will lower your risk of heart disease and obesity tremendously
90 to 110 points: You have Great work ethic and will lower your risk of heart disease and obesity
60 to 85 points: You have Good work ethic, but need to increase either the length of your work-outs or frequency of them to achieve a higher level of fitness. You are definitely still lowering your risk of heart disease and obesity though.
55 points or lower: You have an average work ethic and need to bump it up a little bit if you want to increase your level of fitness as well. Do it gradual though, add a few more minutes to your daily work-outs or add a few more days of exercise into the mix.
Keep up the good work and I hope you all are at the SUPERIOR work ethic level!! If you have any questions please feel free to ask!! Good Luck
December 10th, 2008