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motivational interviewing trainer and healthy communications consultant
integrative psychiatry and addiction medicine private practice
            Goal: 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity per week
and 2 x per week weight training
Fitness Assessment

Fitness Opportunities
Fitness Patient Education
  • how many calories does physical activity burn, usda handout
  • familydoctor.org, various handouts about exercise
  • medline plus, exercise and physical fitness multiple links
  • orthoinfo, excellent physical conditioning handouts organized by orthopedic body part
  • senior balance exercises, from the NIH
  • healthfinder.gov, simple nutrition and fitness tips
  • physical activity guidelines, for adults at health.gov:
    • Adults should do 2 hours and 30 minutes a week of moderate-intensity, or 1 hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes) a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity, or an equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity. Aerobic activity should be performed in episodes of at least 10 minutes, preferably spread throughout the week.
    • Additional health benefits are provided by increasing to 5 hours (300 minutes) a week of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity, or 2 hours and 30 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity physical activity, or an equivalent combination of both.
    • Adults should also do muscle-strengthening activities that involve all major muscle groups performed on 2 or more days per week.