Physical fitness can help prevent or manage many chronic diseases and is one of the best things you can do for your body, mind, and spirit.
Studies show that exercise improves the way your body works, gives you a powerful tool for improving your health, can make you look and feel better, and may even help you live longer.
If you do not currently exercise, you may be unsure how to start. You'll need to change your lifestyle to fit in time for exercise, but the rewards are great and it becomes easier with time. Through exercise, you will improve your strength and endurance and feel satisfied that you are taking care of yourself.
Even if you exercise regularly now, this assessment can helpful for those times when it's hard to stick to your exercise schedule. And, it can help you take a look at your routine to make sure you're including all parts of a well-rounded exercise plan.
Take this assessment whether you exercise or you don't. It can help you get started or motivate you to continue.
|Reviewed By:||Steven Rapaport, MD, , American Board of Internal Medicine Certified, Primary care physician, Meuchedet Health Plan, Tel Aviv, Israel. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.|
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