Get Moving And Get Healthy


A sedentary lifestyle can be as dangerous to a person's health as smoking, according to the recently-released Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health. Although physical inactivity is blamed for higher rates of illness and mortality in the U.S., an estimated 25 percent of Americans are physically inactive and fewer than 40 percent exercise regularly. More than 300,000 Americans die each year from illness related to a sedentary lifestyle and poor diet.

Fortunately, according to the report, achieving recommended levels of physical activity are easier than most people realize. "Regular exercise doesn't mean running five miles a day or excessive weight lifting, unless you enjoy those activities," said weight management expert Jenny Craig. "Experts today suggest a moderate approach to physical fitness and recommend that people participate in activities they enjoy and that fit comfortably with their lifestyles."

With this moderate approach in mind, Jenny Craig recently introduced a series of exercise videos specifically geared for people who haven't exercised in a while. In the tapes, she offers the following advice that can be applied to any form of exercise:

For more information on Jenny Craig's Personal Fitness videos or to learn more about weight management, call 1-800-43-JENNY.(NAPSI)

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