Trimming 130 is the catchword for a new programme to make the effects of sports on health understandable to the general population and that can be applied using a simple formula. Under the term “Trimming„ we understand all kinds of sports activities in which endurance plays an important role, e.g. running, cycling, swimming, cross-country skiing, hiking, ball games involving much running, gymnastics, dancing. The figure “130„ gives the rough guideline — harmless health-wise, but effective for training — of 130 pulse beats per minute as a mean value, above all for those of the population between 30 and 60 years of age.

For this new campaign — under the leadership of the German Sports Federation — the Minister for Health, different governmental agencies, the Federal Medical Council, major health insurance companies and the German Federation of Sports Doctors work together. The President of the Federal Republic of Germany has called upon the citizens to participate in “Trimming 130„.

Trimming 130 — The Campaign of the German Federation of Sports


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