Exercise can greatly reduce your risk of many chronic diseases and improve your overall health. For many people, however, getting more physically active -- or sticking with it -- is difficult. How can you make regular exercise a part of your life?
This guide is designed to help people, step by step, put a successful exercise plan into place. The health benefits will begin almost immediately!
I. Let's Get StartedStep 1: WelcomeStep 2: The benefits of exerciseStep 3: Before you begin
II. Intensity and TypeStep 4: How much exercise is enough?Step 5: Types of exerciseStep 6: Why use weights?
III. Safety and ComfortStep 7: Warm up, cool down, and stretchStep 8: Stay safe
IV. MotivationStep 9: Just getting out the doorStep 10: Overcoming roadblocks
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Last reviewed 6/28/2011 by Jeffrey Heit, MD, Internist with special emphasis on preventive health, fitness and nutrition, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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