Exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle and achieving or maintaining a healthy weight.
Exercise can reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, diabetes and hypertension; it can also help alleviate arthritis, improve balance and symptoms of depression, and help you get a good night’s sleep.
Exercise can be as easy as walking, biking or taking the stairs instead of the elevator. We need at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week to build muscle and bone strength and promote psychological well-being.
It’s never too late to start an exercise routine. Do you prefer structured or unstructured activities? Find out by clicking on What’s Best for You in the grey tool box. Once you have decided upon a routine, make it easy to prepare your mind and succeed by choosing among the titles in our Getting Motivated section. Learning to train your heart rate and stay safe is also an important component to your workout. Be sure to click on the Training section for more tools and tips.