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    SCOTIANRUNNER   175,237
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BMI = 22.1

Friday, April 23, 2010

According to the Fitness Depot website, my BMI is 22.1 which is "normal" weight. (18.5-24.9) They base this on my height, weight, gender and age. I'm okay with normal. =) The provincial average is 26.4 and the national average is 26.3 -- so now I'm below average, too. I guess that part's ok.
They also offer these bits of advice:
A mixture of cardio and resistance training is the best way to build muscle tone while at the same time maintaining a healthy weight.

Interval training is a great way to boost your current exercise activity, improve endurance and spark a renewed interest in your workout routine.

Resistance training can help raise your metabolism, help you avoid injuries, and strengthen bones this is especially important for women, who are at higher risk for osteoporosis as they get older.

Offset strength training with core strengthening and flexibility exercises it will help prevent injuries and are very important aspects of good physical fitness.

Canada's Physical Activity Guide recommends that you accumulate 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week the good news is you can accumulate your activity in 10-minute sessions.

Overall, it's best to choose exercises you enjoy doing you'll be more inclined to stick with a fitness regimen when it includes things you like to do.

I had to giggle a little. One of the products they then recommended for me is the TRX system. Ahhh, NO. LOL, ok sometimes if I have to. The TRX and I have a love/hate relationship. Not sure I'll ever love it enough to put it in my house. Maybe someday.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SCOTIANRUNNER 4/25/2010 4:21PM

    ohhhh, I think that would be MUCH more fun!! emoticon

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CASSIOEPIA 4/23/2010 8:04PM

    Penny, are you sure they didn't mean the Honda TRX?

(google it for a giggle)

I think it would be more fun

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