The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Activity guidelines for healthy adults under age 65

    The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association have updated their physical activity guidelines.

    The basic recommendations

    • Do moderately intense cardio 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.


    • Do vigorously intense cardio 20 minutes a day, 3 days a week.


    • Do 8 to 10 strength-training exercises, 8 to 12 repetitions of each exercise twice a week.

    Moderate-intensity physical activity means working hard enough to raise your heart rate and break a sweat, yet still being able to carry on a conversation.

    Also on the website?

    • Tips for meeting the guidelines
    • Starting an exercise program
    • Improvements from the 1995 recommendation
    • Frequently asked questions

    8/3/07 21:37 JR

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