Get Physical

Hiker on hilltop at sunset

Photo courtesy of Mitch Barrie. CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

Get active, start moving, and have fun doing it. Exercise offers lots of perks: it pumps up brain cells, boosts mood, promotes better sleep, and contributes to a longer life.

Not sure where to start? Try something new—take a dance class, hit the hiking trails, or simply walk to run an errand instead of driving. Check out the resources below for more ideas.  Soon, you’ll be enjoying the benefits of regular movement!

Move along with these DVDs

Gentle Pilates for Beginners
Tone your body while relaxing your mind with the breathtaking views and sounds of Maui, Hawaii.

New York City Ballet Workout
A workout program designed for everyone that employs elements of classical ballet.

A.M. and P.M. Yoga
Two 20-minute yoga workouts for morning and evening.

Amira’s Bellydance 101
Safe and gentle warm-ups and stretches and 60 minutes of step-by-step instruction.

Zumba Fitness
A Latin dance-inspired cardio suitable for beginner and intermediate levels.

Related research guides

Fitness Technology
Includes a featured video, book titles, and recommended magazines and journals for a variety of health topics.

Physical Education and Fitness
Includes general exercise, fitness, and health recommendations with practical information for beginners.

Recommended websites

Be Active
From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site includes physical activity recommendations and guidelines along with ideas and tips on how to get active.

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