GREENEVILLE, TN – We all make excuses about why we don’t have time to exercise regularly.
But Dr. Harold C. Mayer, an exercise physiologist with Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, has discovered a way that will allow almost everyone to fit exercise into their busy schedule.
“It’s called intermittent training – or ‘I.T.’ -- and it means resting while exercising,” Mayer said during a recent telephone interview. “I.T. teaches the public how to be active, yet take rest breaks. They actually do better and improve their capacity faster than those who have exercised longer.”
Mayer, who received his doctorate in health services from Walden University in Minneapolis, will discuss his program May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Everett and Carolyn Coolidge Volunteer Conference Center at Takoma Hospital. A question and answer session will follow. There is no admission charge.
To see good results, Mayer recommends exercise at least four to five days a week, for 30 minutes a day. “But the 30 minutes can be accumulative,” he noted. “For example, you can exercise 10 minutes on the treadmill before work, walk 15 minutes on your lunch break, and take another short walk in the evening. Physical activity is medicine. You should take it throughout the day.”
Mayer is guest speaker at the monthly alumni meeting of the Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP), a four-week lifestyle improvement program that helps participants regain their good health. Mayer’s lecture is open to the public.
For more information, please call Peggy West at 638-7804.