“Healthy people come in all sizes and shapes. Regular participation in moderate intensity physical activity makes important contributions to health and well-being whether you are tall or short, skinny or fat, or young or old. We should focus on eating a healthful diet and being physically active every day, and not worry quite so much about the numbers of a scale.—Steven Blair, Ph.D., Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research Emphasizes the pleasure and enjoyment of an active, healthy life, rather than concentrating on losing weight Describes walking, dancing, swimming, bicycling, aerobic activity, and includes valuable safety tips Boosts self-esteem and restores self-confidence
Pat Lyons, a nurse with a masters degree in psychology, stays active swimming, hiking, dancing and rabble rousing. She is Director of Connections Women's Health Consulting in Oakland, California.