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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 stretch
Step 8: Stay safe


IV. Motivation

Step 9: Just getting out the door
Step 10: Overcoming roadblocks

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Review Date: 6/28/2011

Reviewed 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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