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HealthLinks: National Physical Fitness Month

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Taking a step toward exercise

exerciseYou may know that exercise is good for you, but did you know that even small amounts of physical activity offer important and quick benefits? Think about dropping the all-or-nothing attitude about exercise. Don’t have time to work out for the 45 minutes that you planned? Then walk briskly for 10 minutes. It’s essential to be flexible because life happens. Let go of ideas of perfection and let yourself feel good about what you can—and do—get done. Use this helpful guide to learn the benefits of fitness, how much activity you need for health-related fitness, what types of activity improve fitness, and how to add more activity to your life.

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Kids need fitness too

Physical activity is important for lifelong health. As a parent, you can do a lot to help your child learn to live a healthy and active life. Habits start early in life. Kids follow the examples set at home. If you make exercise a priority in your life, chances are your kids will too! Find activities that are fun for your child. You can plan things that you can do with your child, like hiking and biking. Consider letting your child try an organized sport or activity to see what he or she might enjoy. And make sure you have a plan to cope with barriers, such as bad weather or busy schedules, that can keep your child from being physically active. Here are more tips for helping you and your family stay active.

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Stick-with-it solutions

When we start new activities, it’s almost always a little awkward at first. The same holds true with exercise. When you begin an exercise program, chances are your body isn’t used to it, and it’s going to take a little time to adjust to your new healthy activity. The trick is to stay with it until exercise becomes a habit. One strategy for sticking with your fitness routine is to know why you want to stay active. Your goals are important because knowing why you want to exercise can help you keep at it—even when you want to quit. Learn here how to update your goals and overcome six of the common reasons that might be keeping you from staying active. Soon, you’ll start looking forward to your daily workouts!

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Spice up your workout routine

No matter what your age or condition, you can find activities that are right for you. And with regular practice, physical activity will become a part of your normal routine. You might get bored or frustrated with a workout routine. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should give up exercise, but it may be time to add some new twists to your program. Finding and varying the right activities can go a long way in keeping you active. Check out our list of different types of moderate and vigorous activities that you can try. And find out more ideas to keep you motivated and keep your fitness routine fresh and exciting.

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