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How can I start exercising if I have never been active?

If you have never been active, talk to your doctor about what exercise is safe for you and discuss how you can start.

Starting slowly is important and so is choosing activities that you enjoy. Over time, activity will get easier. You will find that you can increase the amount/intensity of physical activity you do.

If you’ve never been active be sure to get a physical first so you can safely begin. Once cleared for exercise, start with simple activities such as walking and light resistance training. Working with an NASM certified personal trainer is also a great way to start.

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