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The Basics

Build physical activity into your life. Start at a comfortable level. Once you get the hang of it, add a little more activity each time you exercise. Then, try doing it more often.

What Kind of Activity Should I Do?

To get the health benefits of physical activity, be sure to include activities that make you breathe harder and your heart beat faster. These are called aerobic (air-oh-bik) activities. It’s also important to do strengthening activities to make your muscles stronger.

Start Today: Small Steps

Learn how getting more active can help reduce your risk of heart disease; overweight and obesity; osteoporosis; and colorectal cancer.

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