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What are the advantages of using exercise videos?

Dr. Kathleen Hall
Preventive Medicine
Exercise videos are a great way to sample a new discipline before you commit to taking a class. Some videos are broken down into short 10- or 20-minute segments to give you a quick lift when you're feeling out of balance. If you try something and you aren't enjoying it, try something else. Sample the wide variety of fun routines available and find the ones that restore and renew you. There are videos that give you instructions on how to exercise or do yoga in your bed, a chair, or an airplane seat. When you find something that clicks for you, you'll know it.
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Most exercise videos take you through an organized workout format that begins with a warm-up, takes you through several exercises, and ends with a cool-down. Also, exercise videos allow you to see how exercises are performed and can motive you to complete a workout from start to finish. They are a great for individuals who are new to exercise, bored with their current routine, or just need a positive motivation from their favorite celebrity fitness trainer. If you are an individual who works long hours or has limited time to engage in physical activity, you can use these types of videos to exercise in the privacy of your own home. 

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