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Being Active

  1. Designing an Exercise Program

    To improve your heart and lung fitness, aim for 30 to 60 minutes of aerobic exercise three to four times a week.

  2. Exercise Goals for Healthy Living

    You know it's important to stay active but still find yourself falling back on old habits. What can you do? Planning for exercise isn't hard if you make it a priority.

  3. How Much Exercise Is Enough?

    A private advisory group's call for 60 minutes of physical activity each day are in line with the 2005 USDA Guidelines for exercise of 30 to 60 minutes. The new advice was meant to get people moving, but some experts are worried about recommending 60 minutes.

  4. Keep Moving to Manage Your Weight

    You can lose weight by dieting, exercising, or a combination of both. Including exercise into your daily routine offers other benefits besides weight control.

  5. Lifting Your Way to Weight Loss

    If you've tried a dozen diets but the pounds always sneak back, you may be able to lose them for good by making strength-training an integral part of your weight-loss program.

  6. Move to the Music: Dancing as Exercise

    The benefits of dancing go well beyond heart health and physical fitness. Dancing, especially group dance activities, provides opportunities for people of all ages to be socially and mentally engaged, as well.

  7. Using Dumbbells for a Fast and Effective Workout

    Dumbbells, one of the most underrated and versatile types of exercise equipment, can help you build strength and muscular endurance.

  8. Walking Works for Everyone

    Walking is easy because you can do it almost anywhere and at any time. It also offers a range of health benefits.