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Fitness: Choosing Activities That Are Right for You

When you're active, life can be better.

Being active helps you look and feel your best and lowers your risk for a heart attack, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and some cancers. It gives you the energy to do the things that make you happy.

But it can be hard to get into the habit of daily activity. It's important to find activities that fit your lifestyle and your personality.

To feel your best, you need at least 2½ hours of moderate activity a week. Brisk walking is an example. But any activities that raise your heart rate and make you breathe harder—including daily chores—can be included. It's fine to be active in blocks of 10 minutes or more throughout your day and week.

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By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Heather Chambliss, PhD - Exercise Science
Current as of March 12, 2014

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Last Updated: March 12, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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