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One fact about living in modern times is that our lifestyles are less active than they once were. The ways we get around now, like driving in cars or taking the bus, and even fun times, like watching movies and playing video games, don"t require us to move. This is a problem because we now know that how much you move is as important as what you eat to your overall health. But don"t worry " girlshealth.gov can help you find ways to make fitness part of your everyday life. In this section, you can learn:
Why fitness matters to your healthHow much and what kinds of exercise you needFun ways to work out and how to make a fitness plan that works with your lifestyleIf you are working out hard enough " or too muchHow playing sports not only can keep you fit, but also help keep the rest of your life on trackHow to keep from getting hurt while working out
As a bonus, working out will boost your self-esteem and energy level so you can tackle schoolwork and your other responsibilities. So don"t wait " get fit today!



Content last reviewed October 09, 2009

Page last updated October 31, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health.

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