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Success Stories: Maria

MariaMaria, an active 16-year-old, does lots of physical activities. During physical education class she plays tennis and does sit-ups and push-ups. She also likes to play basketball at her local YMCA, take yoga classes, and go dancing with friends.

Here is what a week in Maria's active life looks like. Notice that her schedule includes at least 60 minutes of activity each day, with vigorous aerobic activity on four days of the week. She also gets three days of muscle strengthening and four days of bone strengthening throughout the week.

Monday
Activity
Amount of Time
Vigorous
Muscle
Bone
Walks dog
10 minutes
Plays basketball at YMCA
50 minutes
Total Time
1 hour
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Tuesday
Activity
Amount of Time
Vigorous
Muscle
Bone
Walks dog
10 minutes
Plays tennis
35 minutes
Does sit-ups and push-ups during P.E. class
5 mintues
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Walks briskly with friends
15 minutes
Total Time
1 hour, 5 minutes

Wednesday
Activity
Amount of Time
Vigorous
Muscle
Bone
Walks dog
10 minutes
Plays basketball at YMCA
50 minutes
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check
Total Time
1 hour

Thursday
Activity
Amount of Time
Vigorous
Muscle
Bone
Walks dog
10 minutes
Plays tennis
30 minutes
Does sit-ups and push-ups during P.E. class
5 minutes
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Plays with children at the park while babysitting
15 minutes
Total Time
1 hour

Friday
Activity
Amount of Time
Vigorous
Muscle
Bone
Plays Frisbee in the park
45 minutes
Mows lawn
30 minutes
Total Time
1 hour, 15 minutes

Saturday
Activity
Amount of Time
Vigorous
Muscle
Bone
Goes dancing with friends
1 hour
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Does yoga
30 minutes
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Total Time
1 hour, 30 minutes

Sunday
Activity
Amount of Time
Vigorous
Muscle
Bone
Hikes
1 hour
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check
Total Time
1 hour

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