If your New Year's resolution involves becoming more active, you may feel a little overwhelmed about where to begin. Even if you haven’t been active before, we have one simple message: It’s Never Too Late.
Our brand new awareness campaign targets Americans aged 50 and older who may feel that it’s too late to change their risk for cancer and other chronic diseases. Research now shows that simple, everyday steps like moving more, eating smart and staying lean can improve your health and offer real protection at any age.
Our website has great advice and tools for getting started with meal and fitness plans and in-depth brochures on healthy eating and exercising. With this motivation behind you and a few beginner tips straight from the trainer, 2011 could be the year that you meet your goals.
A: The good news is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to start a basic exercise program; in fact, you probably already own everything you need right now. So, please don’t think that you can’t exercise because you don’t have fancy gear. However, as you become more engaged in your program, you may want to invest in some staple items that will make your workouts feel more comfortable. Below is a list of things you could consider purchasing:
Of course, if you’re taking on a more specialized activity, such as biking, swimming or roller-blading, you will need to purchase some extra gear. Visit a sporting goods store that specializes in that activity and ask them to help you create a shopping list of essentials.
For more tips on getting started check out these helpful links:
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