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Fitness and Exercise

Learn about fitness and exercise

Physical activity is not just for jocks. It's for everyone. Being active can help you stay healthy, control your weight, and get the most out of life. No matter what your age or condition, there is a type of exercise that's right for you.

To learn more, browse our Fitness and Exercise topics, or start with these:

  • Fitness: Getting and Staying Active
  • Activity Ideas
  • Weight Management
  • Fitness: Walking for Wellness
  • Fitness: Increasing Core Stability
  • Fitness: Adding More Activity to Your Life
Health Topics
  • Achilles Tendon Injury: Physical Therapy and Rehab
  • Becoming More Active: Where to Start
  • Being Active When You Have More Than One Health Problem
  • Bob's Story: Biking for Health
  • Boosting Your Metabolism
  • Breastfeeding: Exercise and Weight Loss
  • Bursitis
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation: Exercise
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation: Home Program
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation: Hospital Program
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation: Maintenance Program
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation: Monitoring Your Body's Response to Exercise
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation: Outpatient Program
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation: Weight and Resistance Training
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetic Neuropathy: Exercising Safely
  • Energy and Sports Drinks
  • Enjoying Life When You Have Heart Failure
  • Exercise and Fibromyalgia
  • Exercise and Osteoarthritis
  • Exercise and Physical Activity Ideas
  • Exercise During Pregnancy
  • Exercise for Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Exercise Helps Maggie Stay at a Healthy Weight
  • Exercise Planning Form
  • Exercises After Mastectomy
  • Exercises for Arm and Wrist
  • Exercises for Heel Pain or Tightness
  • Exercising to Prevent a Stroke
  • Exercising While Sitting Down
  • Expert: Be Active to Help Your Back Heal
  • Fitness Clothing and Gear
  • Fitness Machines
  • Fitness: Getting and Staying Active
  • Fitness: Getting Around Barriers to Exercise
  • Get Active Journal
  • Get Regular Exercise for Mental Health
  • Getting Started With Flexibility and Stretching
  • Healthy Aging
  • Healthy Attitudes Toward Food and Exercise
  • Healthy Habits for Kids
  • Healthy Muscles
  • Heart Arrhythmias and Exercise
  • Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
  • Heat-Related Illnesses
  • Helping Children With Disabilities Stay Active
  • HIV and Exercise
  • Interactive Tool: How Many Calories Did You Burn?
  • Interactive Tool: What Is Your Target Heart Rate?
  • Jaw Problems: Exercise and Relaxation
  • John's Story: Finding a Way to Exercise
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Stretching and Strengthening Exercises
  • Keeping Change Going—Your New Normal
  • Kris's Story: Getting Active With No Excuses
  • Making a Change That Matters
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Benefits of Exercise
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Neck Exercises
  • Not Ready for Change?
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Overtraining
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Parkinson's Disease and Exercise
  • Physical Activity as You Get Older
  • Physical Activity for Children and Teens
  • Physical Activity for Weight Loss
  • Physical Activity Helps Prevent a Heart Attack and Stroke
  • Physical Activity Log
  • Physical Rehabilitation for ACL Injuries
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy for Back Pain
  • Physical Therapy for Knee Arthritis
  • Physical Therapy for Spinal Stenosis
  • Physical Therapy for Temporomandibular Disorders
  • Planning to Be More Active When You Have Chronic Disease
  • Plantar Fasciitis: Resuming Your Training
  • Prediabetes: Exercise Tips
  • Preventing Children's Injuries From Sports and Other Activities
  • Preventing Falls: Exercises for Strength and Balance
  • Preventing Foot Problems: Training Techniques
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • Prone Buttocks Squeeze
  • Quick Tips: Exercising Safely With Arthritis
  • Quick Tips: Fitting Physical Activity Into Your Day
  • Quick Tips: Getting Active as a Family
  • Quick Tips: Getting Active at Home
  • Quick Tips: Getting in Shape Without Spending Money
  • Quick Tips: Having Enough Energy to Stay Active
  • Quick Tips: Staying Active in Cold Weather
  • Quick Tips: Staying Active in Hot Weather
  • Quick Tips: Staying Active When You Travel
  • Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE)
  • Returning to Play After a Head Injury During a Sporting Event
  • Robert's Story: Getting and Staying Active
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Setting Goals
  • Shellie's Story: Finding Time for Physical Activity
  • Spinal Cord Injury: Flexibility Exercises
  • Sports Hernia
  • Sports-Related Dehydration
  • Staying Active as a Family
  • Support for Staying Active
  • Tai Chi and Qi Gong
  • Tennis Elbow: Stretches and Strengthening Exercises
  • The Three Types of Physical Activity
  • Thinking About a Change?
  • Tips for Exercising Safely When You Have Diabetes
  • Tips for Picking the Right Activities
  • Using Tracking to Support Your Activity Goals
  • Vertigo: Level 1 (Easy) Balance Exercises
  • Vertigo: Level 2 (Harder) Balance Exercises
  • Vertigo: Walking Exercises
  • Water Exercise
  • Ways to Track Your Weight-Loss Efforts
  • Weight Management
  • Weight-Bearing Exercises to Maintain Healthy Bones
  • Yoga
Medical Tests
  • Pulse Measurement
Take Action
  • ACL Injury: Exercises to Do Before Treatment
  • COPD: Using Exercise to Feel Better
  • Coronary Artery Disease: Exercising for a Healthy Heart
  • Fitness: Adding More Activity to Your Life
  • Fitness: Choosing Activities That Are Right for You
  • Fitness: Increasing Core Stability
  • Fitness: Making It a Habit
  • Fitness: Staying Active When You Have Young Children
  • Fitness: Teaching Your Child to Stay Active
  • Fitness: Using a Pedometer or Step Counter
  • Fitness: Walking for Wellness
  • Heart Failure: Activity and Exercise
  • Heart Health: Walking for a Healthy Heart
  • Low Back Pain: Exercises to Reduce Pain
  • Meniscus Tear: Rehabilitation Exercises
  • Osteoarthritis: Exercising With Arthritis
  • Patellar Tracking Disorder: Exercises
  • Plantar Fasciitis: Exercises to Relieve Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Problems: Exercises You Can Do at Home
  • Sprained Ankle: Rehabilitation Exercises
  • Stress Management: Practicing Yoga to Relax

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