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What's Your Fitness Type?

Answer a few questions and you'll get:

  • Your fitness personality
  • Information about the best place for you to work out
  • Tips for overcoming obstacles to exercise

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD on February 26, 2014

Sources:

Jillian Michaels: "5 Biggest Workout Motivation Pitfalls".

Catenacci, V. Obesity, June 2011.

American College of Exercise: "Sports and Exercising Outdoors," "Exercising With Heart Disease," "How to Start An Exercise Program."

Len Kravitz, Ph.D., associate professor of exercise science, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

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Kravitz, L. "Exercise Motivation: what Starts and Keeps People Exercising?"

Cleveland Clinic: "Benefits of Water-based Exercise,” “Cholesterol Guide: Exercise Tips."

American Heart Association: "American Heart Association Recommendations for Physical Activity in Adults," "Five Steps to Loving Exercise … or At Least Not Hating It."

Mayo Clinic: "Exercise: A drug-free approach to lowering high blood pressure," "Statin side effects: Weigh the benefits and risks," "Fitness program: 5 Steps to Get Started."

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "What I Need to Know About Physical Activity and Diabetes."

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Asthma and Exercise: Tips to Remember."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Managing Arthritis Pain With Exercise," "Return to Play."

National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability: "2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults With Disabilities," "Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer," "Aquatic Therapy."

Panteleimon Ekkekakis, Ph.D., associate professor of kinesiology, Iowa State University.

Kathy Smith: "Six Reasons You May Dread Working Out, And What to Do About It," "The Art of Burning Calories All Day Long," "5 Quick Tips for Re-Energizing Your Workout Program."

Pratt, M. The Journal of the American Medical Association, Jan. 27, 1999.

CDC: "How much physical activity do adults need?"

Family Doctor: "The Exercise Habit," "Exercise: How to Get Started."

Andrea Metcalf, celebrity fitness and healthy lifestyle trainer.

BBC: "Brits Trying Not to Do Exercise."

 

 

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