Thursday, February 21, 2013

Exercise and physical fitness

Regular exercise is a critical part of staying healthy. People who are active live longer and feel better. Exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight. It can delay or prevent diabetes, some cancers and heart problems.

The key is to find the right exercise for you. If it is fun, you are more likely to stay motivated. You may want to walk with a friend, join a class or plan a group bike ride. If you've been inactive for awhile, use a sensible approach and start out slowly. [From MedlinePlus]

Exercise and physical fitness
[Source: MedlinePlus]

How much physical activity do you need?
    Video: "What counts as aerobic activity"
[Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]

Eating and exercise: 5 tips to maximize your workouts
[Source: Mayo Clinic]

Exercise tips for children
[Source: UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital]

Strength Training for Older Adults
[Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]