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General Populations

Generally healthy populations are considered those without any underlying health conditions. Maintaining an active lifestyle is a simple and effective way to prevent inactivity related diseases such as diabetes or hypertension, to occur.  Prevention should always supersede treatment, so the earlier we start being physically active the earlier we will reap the health benefits of a more active lifestyle.

To get started there are some general pointers for all. Please read them through as they might help you in starting your new journey to become more physically active and achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Be Active - Any kind of activity is better then none. Try to move around more and sit less and find opportunities to be active throughout the day. It all adds up.

Talk to experts - Talk with your health care provider before beginning an exercise program. Ask about any changes in your medications or concerns with becoming more active.

Build a Plan - A physical therapist (PT) or certified exercise professional can help you set a goal and design a customized program to achieve your goal. Build your programme and stick with it.

Be Active with Others - Do activities that you enjoy and find an activity buddy or group class to get that extra support. Those who are active with a friend tend to stick with it longer than those who go it alone

Exercise and Health Series

Exercise and Weight Loss
Burn Calories at Home
Exercise and Pregnancy
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