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Excerpt — Fitness for Life Canada With Web Resources

How Much Moderate-Intensity Physical Activity Is Enough?

National physical activity guidelines in Canada recommend 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity daily activity for teens to gain health benefits.

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Exercise Choices for Building Flexibility

The type of exercises that you choose for building flexibility depends on your personal goals. The following sections describe some of the most popular flexibility exercises.

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The FIT Formula and Nutrition

Table 14.8 shows how you can use the FIT formula as a guideline for nutritional fitness. Too often, teens in particular violate the FIT formula. For example, some skip breakfast or lunch, which often leads them to overeat later in the day.

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