Friday, February 22, 2008

Real Age: Do You Need To Step Up ?

Every step you take
Every move you make....
keep track and get fitter. That's today's tip from

How many miles must you cover over the course of a day to earn an
"active" fitness label?
a. 2 miles
b. 5 miles
c. 7 miles

You'll need to cover at least 5 miles to meet government -- and RealAge
-- fitness guidelines. That's equivalent to about 10,000 steps, so clip
on your pedometer and get counting!

The Flip Side
Know what fitness label you'll earn if you cover roughly half that 5-mile
ground? Sedentary. People who walk little more than 2 miles (less than
5,000 steps) over the course of a day are not considered active at all.

Get It Where You Can
The good news is that you can tally up those miles not just during the
course of a formal workout (this easy one takes just 20 minutes)
but through any kind of physical activity -- from puttering around your
house while you cook or dust to walking to and from your car. But give
yourself a head start by taking a 30-minute walk each day.
(Here's how it will transform your health.)

Take the RealAge Test to see if all your daily activities and
workouts add up to big health benefits.

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