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Fitness by Age Group

  • Children as young as preschool age benefit from exercise and fitness as much as adults do. Experts recommend that teens and children (starting at age 6) do moderate to vigorous activity at least 1 hour every day. And 3 or more days a week, what they choose to do should: Make them breathe harder and make the heart beat...

  • Physical activity is essential for lifelong health and well-being. A child can't be healthy if he or she isn't playing actively or exercising most days of the week. One of the very best things you can do for your children's health is to help make physical activity a habit—something that will be a natural part of their...

  • Learn how one older adult started and stayed with a fitness program.

  • Learn how a health crisis motivated others to get active.

  • Learn how to overcome obstacles to getting fit.

  • Picture yourself making physical activity a routine, and practice taking small steps to get started.

  • It's never too late to start getting active. Being fit is important for everyone. You can benefit from physical activity even if you think of yourself as "elderly" or you already have conditions such as arthritis or heart disease. Being more active will help you feel better and may even help you live longer. If you...

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