Fitness and Exercise is a topic dedicated to presenting the benefits of becoming physically fit. This section and its attributes are often avoided by some trying to lose weight. The topic presents some of the information, techniques and programs associated with exercising and weight loss.
The activity level of most Americans is impressively low. Even though it has become common knowledge that exercising is a key element to a healthy lifestyle, more than 60% of adults in the United States are not regularly active and 25% are not active at all.
The term ‘anaerobic’ means ‘without oxygen.’ Anaerobic exercises can not last for long periods of time because they do not use oxygen for energy and lactic acid is produced in the muscle cells as a by-product.
Mat-based Pilates is the most popular form of Pilates. Mat-based Pilates is also the form that is usually practiced in a group class. Mat-based Pilates is performed on the floor and focuses on strengthening the trunk and hip muscles.
About one in five American children are overweight enough to be considered obese. Many cases of childhood obesity can be attributed to a lack of exercise. More than half of children in America are inactive and this inactivity raises sharply during adolescence.