Fitness is fun! It's a great way to experience health and wellness. Enjoying fitness is the key to keeping exercise a part of your life. Fun Fitness will teach you all about the right way to exercise. There are lots of benefits to being a fit person. You will be healthier, less stressed and more relaxed. You'll have more energy too!
Here are some ways to take your first Fun Fitness steps:
- My Muscles: Learn the names and locations of your muscles
- Stretch It: Learn proper stretching techniques
- Tone It: Learn basic exercises to strengthen all your muscle groups
- My Fitness Plan: Three easy-to-use worksheets to get you started
It is important to follow your healthcare provider's advice about fitness. The exercises featured here are for teens that are in good health and have no physical restrictions. Be sure to listen to your body. Exercise should feel like you are working out, but not like you are injuring your body. If a particular exercise or stretch hurts, STOP immediately. You may be performing the task incorrectly, working beyond your limits or injuring your body. If you feel dizzy, have trouble breathing, or experience any pain while you are exercising, STOP.
Your body needs energy (food and fluids) to perform at it's best. Our Sports Nutrition Guide will help you understand what you should eat and drink before, during and after exercising so that you will feel good and have a safe workout.
Remember, before doing this or any exercise program, be sure to consult with your own healthcare provider.