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Excercise

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Exercise and Fitness Resources

 

The Arthritis Foundation: 12 Benefits of Walking

This site provides videos, information, workouts and routines that are beneficial and arthritis friendly.

https://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/exercise/workouts/walking/wow-of-walking.php

Be Active Your Way: A Guide

A booklet with guidelines for exercising, keeping track of your fitness, staying motivated, and how physical activity can change your life.

https://health.gov/paguidelines/2008/pdf/adultguide.pdf

FamilyDoctor.org: The Exercise Habit

American Academy of Family Physicians provides this resource on making exercise a habit.  This page includes how to check your heart rate and the various types of exercise and what they target. 

https://familydoctor.org/the-exercise-habit/?adfree=true

Go4Life

From the National Institute on Aging, this resource provides information on the types of exercise, fitness safety, and motivation to keep you going!

https://go4life.nia.nih.gov/

Houston Parks and Recreation Department

Look for the Activities Guide and Class Catalog usually put out seasonally.  There are programs for every age group all around Houston, and there is a wide selection of activities!

https://www.houstontx.gov/parks/

MedlinePlus: Excercise and Physical Fitness

This site provides lots of information, tips, activity guides, and specifics on physical fitness.

https://medlineplus.gov/exerciseandphysicalfitness.html

Runner's World: Running Tips

This commercial website provides plenty of information on running, tips, trails, and proper form.  A good site for all things running related.  Remember to consult your physician before beginning any exercise regimen.

https://www.runnersworld.com/running-tips/

Senior Fitness

This resource provides various exercise programs for seniors to keep up an active lifestyle.  From walking to resistance strength training, there is a program just for you.

https://www.ncoa.org/center-for-healthy-aging/basics-of-evidence-based-programs/physical-activity-programs-for-older-adults/

Silver Sneakers

Also for seniors, available through many Medicare Advantage Plans.  Numerous participating fitness locations and online videos with exercise programs specifically for those 65 and older.

https://www.silversneakers.com/