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Lifestyle Assessment to Estimate Fitness Level: Kick off the fall – by taking a walk!
We have now launched the long-awaited Fitness Level feature into Lifestyle Assessment. This feature will provide a data-based estimate of the client’s maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) based on 30 minutes of walking at a moderate pace.
Maximal oxygen uptake, VO2max, reflects the level of aerobic fitness (endurance) and is one of the most important measures of health.
It describes the ability of the cardiorespiratory system and muscles to transport and utilize oxygen in physical effort. Good aerobic fitness has been scientifically shown to be associated with better health and performance and a lower risk of mortality. Good fitness also enhances our ability to recover and manage stress.
The Fitness Level feature will offer significant added value both to your clients and to you, the wellness professional! Your clients will get an accurate estimate of their aerobic fitness level and can see whether their fitness level is sufficient to support good health. In addition, being aware of what your fitness level is can be an effective motivator for becoming (or staying) physically active and improving your fitness.
For you as the professional, Fitness Level will allow you to provide more focused and personalized exercise guidance that is based on the client’s current fitness level. To avoid overtraining and ensure fitness development, it’s important that the exercise program is based on the client’s true, current fitness level.
11 Septembre 2018