• Fitness and Exercise Learning Center Provides links to how-to information about physical activity for everyone. Includes info on walking for wellness, reducing back pain, and healthy weight.
  • Fitness Machines Many people choose to exercise with fitness machines such as treadmills, stair-climbers, stationary bicycles, and cross-country skiing machines. These all offer aerobic conditioning and may also strengthen muscles.
  • Fitness Clothing and Gear Some activities require specific gear, and learning about buying gear is your responsibility as you learn the sport or activity. Always use the safety gear recommended for your chosen activity, such as a helmet and knee pads. Learn about...
  • Fitness: Walking for Wellness Actionset Covers why walking is good wellness exercise. Offers tips on beginning a walking exercise plan. Discusses how to make walking a part of your life. Covers safety.
  • Fitness: Making It a Habit Actionset Covers how to stick with an exercise or activity program once you have started. Offers tips on how to keep goals fresh and interest high. Describes what you need to do to stay active and motivated. Provides questions to help guide decision process.
  • Fitness: Using a Pedometer or Step Counter Actionset Highlights reasons for using a pedometer when walking for exercise. Describes pedometers, and offers directions for calibrating, if needed. Answers various questions regarding pedometer use, as well as getting the most from your pedometer.
  • Fitness: Adding Variety to Your Exercise Adding variety to a fitness program is a good way to keep motivated.
  • The Three Kinds of Fitness Aerobic fitness. Aerobic activities condition your heart and lungs. Aerobic means "with oxygen." The purpose of aerobic conditioning is to increase the amount of oxygen that is delivered to your muscles, which allows them to work...
  • Checklist for Shoes and Socks That Fit Well If your feet require specially designed shoes, ask your insurance plan about covering the cost of the shoes. Medicare will cover foot exams and special (orthotic) shoes or shoe inserts. Some medical supply shops specialize in designing...
  • Tips for Buying Fitness Machines or Devices Advertising for fitness products often promises large gains with little effort. This is a promise that sounds good but is rarely true. Before you buy, think about these tips:
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