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 Started
- Step 1: Welcome
- Step 2: The benefits of exercise
- Step 3: Before you begin
- II. Intensity and Type
- Step 4: How much exercise is enough?
- Step 5: Types of exercise
- Step 6: Why use weights?
- III. Safety and Comfort
- Step 7: Warm up, cool down, and
- Step 8: Stay safe
- IV. Motivation
- Step 9: Just getting out the door
- Step 10: Overcoming roadblocks
Review Date: 3/12/2007
Reviewed By: Benjamin W. Van Voorhees, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
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