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A Weight Training Workout for Kids

Kids and teens can benefit from lifting free weights

Summary

Does your child or teen want to build strength and stamina? Pediatricians and youth fitness trainers say it is safe and beneficial introduce young people to supervised, progressive weight training.

Resistance exercise used in strength training builds muscle strength and stamina.

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10 Reasons to Consider Hiring a Personal Trainer

From Verywell fit

Summary

When you are just starting out with an exercise program or you aren't seeing results with your current routine, a personal trainer can give you the help you need. Knowing how you can benefit and whether it will be worth the expense can help you decide whether this is a good choice for you.

There are a number of reasons people work with trainers.

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How to Set Your Fitness Goals

From the National lnstitute on Aging at NIH

Summary

Many people find that having a firm goal in mind motivates them to move ahead on a project. Goals are most useful when they are specific, realistic, and important to you. Be sure to review your goals regularly as you make progress or your priorities change.

STEP 1: Write Down Your Short-Term Goals

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A Guide to Eating a Balanced Diet

By James Fletcher - MedicalNewsToday

Summary

A balanced diet includes foods from five groups and fulfills all of a person's nutritional needs. Eating a balanced diet helps people maintain good health and reduce their risk of disease.

Dietary guidelines evolve with scientific advances, so it can be challenging to stay on top of current recommendations and know what to eat.

In this article, we look at current dietary recommendations and describe how to build a balanced diet.

What is a balanced diet?

A balanced diet is one that fulfills all of a person's nutritional needs. Humans need a certain amount of calories and nutrients to stay healthy.

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Benefits of Exercise

From MedlinePlus - Produced by the National Library of Medicine

Summary

We have all heard it many times before - regular exercise is good for you, and it can help you lose weight. But if you are like many Americans, you are busy, you have a sedentary job, and you haven't yet changed your exercise habits. The good news is that it's never too late to start. You can start slowly, and find ways to fit more physical activity into your life. To get the most benefit, you should try to get the recommended amount of exercise for your age. If you can do it, the payoff is that you will feel better, help prevent or control many diseases, and likely even live longer.

What are the health benefits of exercise?

Regular exercise and physical activity may:

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