The NHA emphasizes the importance of exercise as a part of at total healthful lifestyle.
A regular, well thought—out exercise program will help ensure that you maintain strength and flexibility throughout your life and, more importantly, will provide many lasting health benefits.
Since every individual is different, exercise programs should be tailored to meet individual needs. The cornerstone of most programs will be aerobic exercise, but some people may need to focus on other exercises, such as strength training, weight lifting or stretching.
Start with an activity that you enjoy. Walking, jogging, running, cycling, rowing, cross-country skiing, dancing, jumping rope and climbing stairs are all non-stop, rhythmic activities that you can do on a daily basis that will get your heart rate up and keep it there.
Exercise Information Center