Exercise and Health
- The first Curves for Women opened in Harlington, Texas in 1992. This fitness center is now one of the fastest growing franchises in the world with 6000 clubs in all 50 states and in Europe. Curves for Women offers women a 30 minute workout routine that involves 10-12 machines that provide modified strength training, interspersed with 30 second aerobic workouts. Millions of women are keeping fit and losing weight in a non-threatening environment.
- Twenty-eight percent of American adults do not engage in any leisure-time physical activity. Only 1 in 4 high school students are enrolled in daily physical activity classes. Regular physical activity can reduce the risk of colon cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, bone loss in the elderly, as well as helping to maintain an ideal body weight.
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