Active Lifestyles

This is a reminder of our meeting on November 14th at 1:30 PM at the YMCA on Aylmer. We have an exciting line-up for this meeting.

Cardiologist David Alter will talk about the importance of an active lifestyle to longevity and overall health. He will explain the concept of trying to achieve a minimum of 750 MET Minutes of activity each week.

Did you know:

  1. Moderate to Vigorous Cycling for an hour, or tennis for an hour are roughly equivalent at 480 MET Minutes.

  2. Walking 3 miles in an hour is 200 MET Minutes.

  3. Mowing the lawn pushing a power mower for an hour is 270 MET Minutes.

  4. Vacuuming for an hour comes in at 210 MET Minutes. 

We want to have a lively discussion on how each of us stays active.

The second half of the meeting will be a presentation and demonstration of TAI CHI. 250 MET Minutes in an hour!