Healthy Exercise

How to Start an Exercise Program

Are you confused about how to start an exercise program? Getting in shape doesn't have to be complicated. Small changes can have a big impact. Simply adding an evening walk on most days of the week is a great way to begin. To see greater improvement, develop an exercise program with the help of our friendly experts and online tools.

  • How to Start an Exercise Program. Take this handout with you to your primary care provider to get a personalized plan for healthy exercise:
  • Find Time to Exercise. Schedule your workout so that it remains a priority. Having trouble finding the time to exercise? Use this Exercise Time Finder to find blocks of time where you can schedule healthy physical activity.

  • Watch Videos. Watch these helpful videos to learn about different ways to begin an exercise program. Or see a list of resources for workout programs you may do at home.

  • Set Up a Personalized Program. Work with a specialist at the Institute for Athletic Medicine to develop an exercise program that meets your specific needs.

  • Diabetes Activity Program. Learn more about working with an expert from the Institute for Athletic Medicine to meet your specific exercise and diet needs.

*Before you begin any exercise program, be sure that you are healthy enough for physical activity. Meet with your primary care provider for more information.

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