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HEALTH & FITNESS CLUB

Club Coordinator:    Mr. PhensumTobgay

 Aims and Objectives

  • To promote aerobic exercise in the faculty.
  • To promote physical , mental and social wellbeing through aerobic activities
  • To engagedfaculties & trainees during free time to refrain from misconduct.
  • To help prevent lifestyle and behavior related NCDs by improving overall fitness
  • To help develop relationships through aerobics

Facts of aerobics

The most recent guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Sports Medicine recommend 30 minutes of moderately intense aerobic exercise five days a week or 20 minutes of high intensity aerobic exercise three days a week to maintain good health and reduce your risk of chronic disease. For aerobic workouts, 60 to 80 percent of your maximum heart rate is generally the zone you should reach and sustain to get the most benefits.

“Cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of death in America. Associated with physical inactivity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and smoking, cardiovascular disease accounts for approximately 36 percent of all U.S. deaths,” notes Dan G. Tripps, PhD, director of Swedish Medical Center Cardiology Performance Services and Seattle University Center for the Study of Sports and Exercise. “There is, however, a remarkably easy remedy. Physical activity continues to be the most effective way to combat coronary heart disease. Aerobic exercise improves the fitnessof the heart and lungs. Yet surveys show that nearly one-third of Americans are not active at all despite these benefits.”

The Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

If you have yet to embrace an active lifestyle, take note of these other perks of aerobic exercise:

  • Mental benefits. “Aerobic exercise has been shown to increase your confidence, emotional stability, memory, and brain function,” notes Tripps. Studies show that about 19 million Americans experience depression every year. It is widely accepted that aerobic exercise improves the symptoms of depression.
  • Health benefits. Besides strengthening your heart and lungs, aerobic exercise can help lower your cholesterol, reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, improve your immune function, and lower your blood pressure.
  • Physical benefits. Aerobic exercise burns up calories, which can in turn help you shed excess weight. Aerobic exercise also tones your muscles and improves posture.
  • Fitness benefits. In addition to looking better and being healthier, aerobic exercise increases your stamina, giving you more energy for both work and play. You will sleep better and handle stress better, and you’ll feel better about yourself.

Interested ones are cordially invited to join us after 16.00 hours at faculty courtyard.