Exercise and Physical Fitness
 
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/exerciseandphysicalfitness.html
 

Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can help

  • Control your weight
  • Lower your risk of heart disease
  • Lower your risk for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • Lower your risk of some cancers
  • Strengthen your bones and muscles
  • Improve your mental health and mood
  • Improve your ability to do daily activities and prevent falls, if you're an older adult
  • Increase your chances of living longer

Fitting regular exercise into your daily schedule may seem difficult at first. But even ten minutes at a time is fine. The key is to find the right exercise for you. It should be fun and should match your abilities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 
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    Walking for Fitness has never been easier! Search our google walking maps or use our walking route planner to track your walking distance and calories burned while walking.
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    https://www.zombiesrungame.com/
    Never been an athletic person but bought the 'zombies, run!' app last night and ran 3 miles outside today...... that's a lot for me lol - Grace(@gerrrace)
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    Find running maps and map your running route with MapMyRun.com. Whether you are jogging or marathon training, try our online or mobile running apps free.
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    https://www.runtastic.com/
    With mobile apps (iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone) from Runtastic you can track all your sports activities with GPS or manually and share them with friends.
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