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Fitness Assessment

Introduction

Why You Should Take This Assessment

Regular exercise helps prevent or manage many chronic diseases. Plus, staying active is one of the best things you can do for your body, mind, and spirit.

Studies show that regular exercise improves the way your body works, improves your health, and makes you look and feel better. It may even help you live longer.

Benefit of Regular Exercise.

If you do not currently exercise, you may be unsure how to start. A good way to start is by looking at ways to fit in time for exercise. The rewards are great, and it becomes easier with time. Through exercise, you will improve your strength and endurance and feel satisfied that you are taking care of yourself. Exercise - Aerobic.

Even if you exercise regularly now, this assessment can be helpful for those times when it's hard to stick to your exercise schedule. And, it can help you take a look at your routine to make sure you're including all parts of a well-rounded exercise plan.

Take this assessment whether you exercise or you don't. It can help you get started or motivate you to continue.

How Much Time This Assessment Will Take

5 minutes

What You'll Get At The End Of The Assessment

  • An explanation of how your activity level is likely to be helping, or hurting, your health
  • Practical suggestions for how to implement and maintain a successful exercise program
  • Links to additional reading

Privacy Note: The assessment tool is not intended for shared or public computers. Read More.


Review Date: 08/18/18
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
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