FYI

http://www.caneshockey.com/custom/rad7DCE7.asp

Keeping physically fit comes with the territory for professional athletes, but Yamaguchi said it's a goal attainable by anyone - young and old alike.

"You don't have to be a professional athlete to be active," she said. "It's as easy as walking your dog, or parking your car further away at work so you have further to walk. Basically, the goal is to just get off the couch!"

Hedican agreed wholeheartedly.

"Whether it be skating, walking, jogging or just working out in the yard, it's all about just being active, getting out and doing something," he said. "Even though we're professional athletes, it doesn't mean we wouldn't be active anyway."

Thirty percent of US adults 20 years of age and older (over 60 million people) are obese, according to the Surgeon General's office. It's an epidemic that can be slowed, just by becoming more active.

"It doesn't matter what you do, whether you're a pro athlete or you sit at a desk all day, just get up and do something," Hedican said. "No matter who you are and what you do, everyone can use a little bit of exercise."