Cardio-Strength-Flexibility Options for Life

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: While stretching is often the most overlooked exercise, it's one of the most important for keeping us agile as we get older.
Air Date: 1/15/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Deborah Redder
Deborah Redder02Deborah Redder is an ACSM/Exercise is Medicine (EIM) Network Builders Team Advisor and Program Director for the EIM Network's Physical Activity Intervention Program. She has degrees in health, physical education and exercise science, and serves as a Master Trainer for the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. Deborah's achievements include: creator of the SilverSneakers(r) Group Exercise Program, two-time recipient of the International Council on Active Aging's Innovation Award and winner of the Healthways ACE Award for Impact.

Cardio-Strength-Flexibility Options for Life
A complete exercise program should include Cardio, Strength training and Flexibility exercises.

The American College of Sports Medicine
recommends that for the best results, and a lifetime of health, all these componants should be included in a well rounded, goal oriented workout routine. A pedometer senses your body motion and counts your footsteps. This count is converted into distance by knowing the length of your usual stride. Wearing a pedometer and recording your daily steps and distance is a great motivating tool