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Exercise for Men and Women
If you are an inactive man or woman between the ages of 30 and 65 and would like to start a sensible, slowly progressive program of exercise, here it is! This is a year-long study designed to move you from the sedentary blahs to fit and feeling great!
The study investigates the effect of daily exercise on the factors that play a role in the development of heart disease. It is not a program for individuals who have a history of heart disease. Medical clearance from your personal physician is required prior to registration. Tests include blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, additional blood components and percent fat as measured by underwater weighing and skin-fold measurements. Other measurements include maximum oxygen uptake, physical capability, body type (somatotype) photograph, flexibility and strength, and the heart's response to exercise. For the cardiovascular exercise portion, women will run or bicycle and men will swim. Good swimming ability is not necessary, but you should be able to swim at least one width of the pool (45 feet).
The program starts at a low level of intensity and progress weekly. When it takes 20 years to get out of shape, it is impossible to expect to get into good physical condition in 20 days. Time is needed to develop physiological fitness. A 70% attendance is requested and insures that you will not exercise beyond your capability.
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