Does your fitness tracker really tell you how fit you are?
The definition of fitness for health is “The ability to carry out daily tasks with vigor and alertness, without undue fatigue, and with ample energy to enjoy leisure-time pursuits and respond to emergencies” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
The ability to do daily tasks, meet emergencies and do activities you enjoy require a certain level of strength, stamina and mobility. Getting steps does not train the body to have these three qualities. Exercise does.
Keep Moving, Be Well,
Janet Huehls, MA, RCEP, CYT, CHWC
UMass Memorial Weight Center Exercise Program
Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Certified Health and Wellness Coach
These weekly blogs are general guidelines. These guidelines apply to patients who are cleared by a physician for the type of exercise described. Please contact your physician with any concerns or questions. Always report any symptoms associated with exercise, such as pain, irregular heartbeats, and dizziness or fainting, to your physician.
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