New year, new workout

Weight information network tips to get healthyThe beginning of a new year can be a great time to try a new fitness routine, but it can be hard to know how to get started. Luckily, many resources exist to help, no matter your fitness level.

The Be Active Your Way guide to getting started from the Department of Health and Human Services explains how much exercise you need each week, how to get started if you haven’t exercised before, and how to increase your activity level if you’re already active.

Still not sure how much physical activity you need? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Physical Activity for Everyone site has information for children, adults, seniors and pregnant or postpartum women.

Once you know how much activity you need in your day, how do you turn that into action? The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s Tips for Getting Active provides ways to include more movement in your day. Some of them may surprise you!

Still having trouble getting moving? The Weight Control Information Network’s Tips to Help You Get Active can help you beat some common barriers to exercise.

The MedlinePlus Exercise and Physical Fitness page will help you find trusted information about all sorts of health topics related to fitness, including nutrition, tutorials, the latest fitness news, and low-cost ways to get fit.

Ready to get started? Take inspiration from the Providence Heart to Start program or check out The Walking Site.



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