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Fit Facts® from the American Council on Exercise

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While exercise programs often vary from person to person based on fitness levels and goals, each one should include aerobic exercise, and resistance and flexibility training. Those components will help you improve your fitness level and help you overcome obstacles that challenge your agility, balance, coordination, endurance, and strength in everyday life.

 

Getting Started (+)


Starting an exercise program can be challenging, but it's also very rewarding and one of the best things you can do to live a healthy life! Always check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program, especially if you're a man over age 45, a woman over age 55, or if you have cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or a family history of heart disease.
 

Marathon Training (+)


Completing a marathon or half marathon is the ultimate test of running endurance. Careful training and commitment can put these challenging goals within reach.
 

Resources from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

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