Harvard Health Letter

Five easy ways to start exercising

Get moving by changing your thinking and working exercise into daily activity.

You know you're supposed to move in order to stay healthy. But for many people, exercising is a daunting chore. If you're among them, don't beat yourself up about it. "Modern society has basically made it easy to avoid exercise. We have cars, elevators, and escalators, which take exercise out of the equation of daily living. You can exist without exerting yourself at all," says Dr. Aaron Baggish, who runs a program for active people with heart problems at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.



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Exercising can help you reduce or avoid medications, a great reason to start moving.

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