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Exercise and Fitness

Learn about the health benefits of physical activity, and find resources like exercise logs, planners, and examples to help you stay consistent over time.

View sample exercise routines and videos. Remember to start slow if you are new to exercise, and talk to your doctor if you have concerns.

HHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

If you're thinking, "How can I meet the guidelines each week?" don't worry. You'll be surprised by the variety of activities you have to choose from.

HHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Even if you're motivated to exercise, it can be hard to start a new routine. Use these tips to break through barriers and create a realistic plan.

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Obesity Education Initiative

Find information on the benefits of physical activity, examples of moderate physical activity, and advice for beginners.

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Details a sample walking program designed to increase cardiovascular health and lower blood pressure.

HHS, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Weight-control Information Network

Learn about being active at any size while having fun and feeling good doing it.

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Weight-control Information Network

Provides background information for the Sisters Together initiative, designed to encourage African American women to be physically active and eat healthier foods.

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus Health Information

Try these low or no-cost ideas for exercising without breaking the bank.

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus Health Information

Provides information on physical activity and the body's use of calories as well as illustrations and definitions. Also in Spanish.

HHS, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

The Move Your Way tools, videos, and fact sheets on this page have tips that make it easier to get a little more active. And small changes can add up to big health benefits!

HHS, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provides evidence-based guidance to help Americans maintain or improve their health through physical activity.

Federal Trade Commission

Learn how to choose a gym that fits your budget and needs.