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Introduction to Fitness

One of the best ways to improve your overall health is to start a fitness program.

  • Physical activity can help you lose weight, reduce your risk of disease, improve your balance and coordination, and increase your self-esteem.
  • These benefits apply regardless of age, gender, or physical ability.
  • The Department of Health and Human Services suggests:
      • A minimum of 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week.
      • Strength training of all major muscle groups at least twice per week.
      • Find activities you enjoy.
        • Walking is a great idea and easy way to MOVE. 
        • Park further away than you need to to build steps into your day.  Find a child or senior and invite to take a walk.
        • Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
        • Ask a friend to join you and walk your errands, versus driving if possible. 

Download it from this link here or scan this QR Code, download it, and log in with the same email and password you use here, at the Force for Health Academy, and start tracking your steps! 

Did you know that our Force for HealthGO App is free and that is can count your steps by connecting to your phone?