The FITT Principle
   Frequency, Intensity, Time, Type
Frequency
 
Exercise 3 to 5 times per week or daily as prescribed by your physician.
Intensity
 
Recommended—an intensity level of 4 to 7 on the heart rate chart.
 
1. OK to go!
           “I feel great, and I’m breathing normally.”
2. Very, very light intensity
           “I feel terrific. I don’t even feel like I’m exerting myself.”
3. Very light intensity
           “This is fun. I feel like I could go forever.”
4. Light intensity
            “I can tell I’m exercising. I feel good.”
5. Moderate intensity
           “I’m sweating a little. I’m working.”
6. Moderate to intense
           “I’m exercising harder than I thought I would. I’m getting a workout.”
7. Intense
           “The workout is hard but I can take it.”
8. Very intense
           “This is difficult. I’m breathing hard. I’m not sure how long I can go.”
9. Very, very intense
           “I’m very uncomfortable. I can’t talk in a normal tone of voice. I should slow down.”
10. Maximum intensity
           “I’m exhausted and I feel awful. I must slow down. My muscles are aching.”
 
 
Time
 
30 to 60 minutes per workout or two to four 15-minute workout sessions daily.
Type
 
Participate in health and skill conditioning activities.
 
“Heart Healthy” cardiovascular workout
Muscular Strength Exercises
Flexibility Training
ABCs of Fitness
Agility
Balance
Coordination
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