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HEALTH THROUGH LEISURE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: 

HEALTH THROUGH LEISURE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY World Future Society August 2, 2004

TWO FUTURES: 

TWO FUTURES 'I GET MY EXERCISE ACTING AS PALLBEARER TO MY FRIENDS WHO EXERCISE' 'THE PHYSICAL CONDITION OF A MAN [OR WOMAN] CAN BEST BE JUDGED FROM WHAT HE [OR SHE] TAKES TWO OF AT A TIME—STAIRS OR PILLS'

TODAY’S OBJECTIVES: 

TODAY’S OBJECTIVES PHYSICAL ACTIVITY HEALTH BENEFITS LEISURE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IS ESSENTIAL WHO IS PHYSICALLY ACTIVE BUILDING AN ACTIVE FUTURE

THE SURGEON GENERAL’S REPORT: 

THE SURGEON GENERAL’S REPORT REVIEWED WORLD MEDICAL LITERATURE ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH FOUND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BENEFICIAL TO MEN AND WOMEN IN ALL AGE GROUPS REDUCED RISK OF SERIOUS DISEASES

THE SURGEON GENERAL’S REPORT: 

THE SURGEON GENERAL’S REPORT LACK OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CONTRIBUTES TO USA OBESITY EPIDEMIC PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BENEFITS QUICKLY LOST IF NOT KEPT UP STARTS DIMINISHING IN TWO WEEKS CAN DISAPPEAR IN 2-8 MONTHS

LEISURE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IS KEY: 

LEISURE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IS KEY WORK HOUSEHOLD CHORES TRANSPORT LEISURE!

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY THROUGH TRANSPORT: 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY THROUGH TRANSPORT URBAN SPRAWL DISCOURAGES WALKING AND BIKING CONTRIBUTES TO OBESITY NEW URBANISM

CENSUS WORK TRIP DATA: 

CENSUS WORK TRIP DATA

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY THOUGH DOMESTIC CHORES: 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY THOUGH DOMESTIC CHORES VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY

APPARENTCONTRADICTORY TRENDS : 

APPARENT CONTRADICTORY TRENDS LARGE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE NOT ENGAGING IN LEISURE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY EXTENSIVE PARTICIPATION IN LEISURE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

WHO IS A COUCH POTATO?(I.E., COMPLETELY INACTIVE): 

WHO IS A COUCH POTATO? (I.E., COMPLETELY INACTIVE) COLLEGE GRADS 9.2% THE YOUNG (18-24) 10.9% CAUCASIAN 13.2% MEN 15.1% andlt;HIGH SCHOOL 30.8% THE OLD (65+) 28.3% MINORITIES 18.0-25.2% WOMEN 16.8%

FUTURE IMPERATIVES: 

FUTURE IMPERATIVES MAINTAIN CURRENT PARTICIPATION INCREASE PARTICIPATION BY THE INACTIVE

PREPARE YOUNG PEOPLE FOR AN ACTIVE LIFE (I): 

PREPARE YOUNG PEOPLE FOR AN ACTIVE LIFE (I) CHILDHOOD OBESITY EPIDEMIC 15% OVERWEIGHT NOW 4-5% OVERWEIGHT IN THE LATE 60’S CHILDREN’S ORGANIZED TEAM SPORTS 26 MILLION PARTICIPATE FEW OPPORTUNITIES IN ADULTLIFE CULTURE OF WINNING

PREPARE YOUNG PEOPLE FOR AN ACTIVE LIFE (II): 

PREPARE YOUNG PEOPLE FOR AN ACTIVE LIFE (II) WALK OR BIKE WHEN POSSIBLE REQUIRE PHYSICAL EDUCATION ALLOW RECESS AT SCHOOL WISE PARENTING

MAKING ADULTS ACTIVE: 

MAKING ADULTS ACTIVE PUBLIC INFORMATION CAMPAIGNS COMPARABLE TO THOSE AGAINST SMOKING DISPEL MYTHS SHOW ESSENTIAL FOR GOOD HEALTH SHOW IT CAN BE FUN AND BENEFIT OTHERS

WHAT CAN I DO?: 

WHAT CAN I DO? BECOME ACTIVE IF YOU ARE NOT BE A CIVIC ACTIVIST FOR EXERCISE

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