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Web Links: Exercise

Fitness Quiz (Mayo Clinic) - Test your fitness knowledge! Knowing the facts about fitness can help you stay on track with your fitness program. 

Physical Activity (Office on Women's Health) - How can physical activity help my health? How does exercise affect my menstrual cycle? Get all the answers here.

My Fitness Plan - Getting Started! (Center for Young Women’s Health – Children’s Hospital Boston) - Toning exercises, stretches, and general information about your muscles will help you get started exercising. 

Walking: A Step in the Right Direction (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) - Have you been thinking of adding more physical activity to your life? Have you thought about walking?

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Exercise for a Healthy Back: Strengthening, Flexibility and Aerobic Exercise -  Exercise is a vital part of treating the spine after injury or surgery.

Exercise Counts: How Many Calories Will Your Activity Burn? (American Cancer Society) - Find the calories burned in a workout or daily activity.

Exercise Guidelines during Pregnancy (American Pregnancy Association) - Follow these guidelines to enjoy the benefits of exercise while pregnant. 

Exercise and Physical Fitness – MedlinePlus - Regular exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health.  There are many different types of exercise; it is important that you pick the right types for you.

Exercise for Seniors – MedlinePlus- Exercise and physical activity are good for just about everyone, including older adults.

Last Updated July 2018

 

NC Services & Support

Wellness Center at Meadowmont - (919) 966-5500

UNC Wellness Centers offer many of the amenities traditionally associated with a high-end fitness facility, but adds a variety of clinical, health education, wellness, disease management and other programs that distinguish the facility and programs from traditional or non-medically based gyms and fitness centers

Exercise & Related Topics – Web Sites Serving North Carolina (NC Health Info) - Exercise and physical fitness is important to maintain good health. Regular exercise helps you control your weight and blood pressure, it also lowers your risk for some cancers and can even boost your mood. 

 

 

 

Exercise Books, Pamphlets & Videos

Physical Activity Videos (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - These videos help explain the guidelines, give you tips on how to meet them and show you how to do muscle strengthening exercises properly.

Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults (Dept. of Health and Human Services) - Want to get physically active but not sure where to begin? Then this booklet is for you. Read how you can fit physical activity into your life—your way.

Publications (Weight Control Information Network)  - The Weight-control Information Network (WIN) provides the general public and health professionals with evidence-based information and resources on obesity, weight management, physical activity, and related topics.

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