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96.9% of ASU students believe it is important to engage in daily physical activity
American College Health Association. American College Health Association - National College Health Assessment: Arizona State University. Spring 2011. Baltimore: American College Health Association; 2011 (n=1,748).
Recommendation: Engage in a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most preferably all days of the week OR engage in vigorous-intensity physical activity 3 days per week for a minimum of 20 minutes per session.
- Muscular Strength and Endurance is the body’s ability to apply maximal force one time (strength) or repeated times (endurance) with a muscle or muscle group. Resistance training can take many forms, such as weight lifting, practicing yoga, participating in Pilates, and doing exercises with resistance bands and stability balls.
Recommendation: Perform physical activities that enhance and maintain muscular strength and endurance at least 2 - 3 days per week.
- Flexibility is defined as the range of motion in a joint or series of joints. Examples of activities that aid in flexibility are stretching and yoga.
Recommendation: Perform physical activities that enhance and maintain flexibility at least 2 - 3 times per week, ideally 5 - 7 days per week.
Body fat percentage, desired health for men: 12-15%
Body fat percentage, desired health for women: 18-25%
Recommendation: BMI between 18.5 and 25 = desired weight
For more information about Fitness and Active Living, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.