The first step in meeting any recommendation for how much exercise to do is to simply get started with an activity that will work for you.The tools below will help you in assessing your health, figuring out your barriers to exercise and working through some of the challenges to sticking with a program.

> Pre-Exercise Health Assessment
The pre-exercise health assessment will give you an idea of what factors increase your risk for exercise related illness or injury. You can share these results and the recommended exercise program with your personal physician.

> Barriers to Exercise Assessment
The barriers to exercise assessment will help you discover what specific obstacles are getting in the way of a consistent exercise habit. It assesses seven different areas of potential barriers and provides you with solutions to overcoming your specific challenges.

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Additional Tools for Success

Keys to Exercise Video Series

Click on the thumbnails below to view Exercise Is Medicine's "Keys to Exercise" Video Series.

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