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New Year's Resolution: Get Fit

Resolved to exercise and get in shape? Here's how to actually do it.

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To ward off injury, he suggests consulting a trained professional or reading books, magazines, or reputable web sites for advice.

If you do get hurt, don't work through it. Don't think your whole fitness routine is out the door either. An injured shoulder does not prevent you from working out your lower body, and a sprained ankle does not mean you can't exercise your upper body.

"A sprained ankle doesn't mean your whole body is shut down, and it doesn't mean you can eat pizza and ice cream," says Ross. "Try to use the rest of your body as much as you can, and still maintain exercise, and still maintain a good nutrition program. "

Indeed, it is possible to begin a fitness program and stick with it. If you do, perhaps you can scratch off that resolution next year and have the satisfaction of knowing you have accomplished something very important.

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Reviewed on November 30, 2007

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