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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, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging

Learn how to exercise safely when you have a chronic health condition, such as dementia, arthritis, or chronic pain.

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 Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus

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

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

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 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.