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Exercise can be fun as well as good for your body—and it’s great for mental health. Learn how to incorporate more movement into your life, find the right fitness plan for you, and enjoy yourself while you’re at it.

Being physically active can ease depression, relieve stress and anxiety, enhance self-esteem, and improve your whole outlook on life. And you don’t have to spend long, boring hours in a gym to reap these benefits. Whatever your age, health limitations, or fitness levels, you can develop an exercise program that’s fun and rewarding and fits your life.

The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise: The Exercise Prescription for Depression, Anxiety, Stress and More
How to Start Exercising and Stick to It: Making Exercise an Enjoyable Part of Your Everyday Life
What’s the Best Exercise Plan for Me? Take the “Work” Out of Workouts with a Fitness Plan that “Fits” You
How to Create an Effective Fitness Routine: Tips to Help You Stay Fit and Juice Up a Workout
How to Start a Walking Program: Tips to Get You Walking Anywhere
How to Practice Yoga & Tai Chi: Tips on Using Yoga and Tai Chi to Relieve Stress
Exercise and Fitness as You Age: Exercise Tips to Get Fit and Stay Fit as You Grow Older
Chair Exercises and Limited Mobility Fitness: Exercise Tips for People with Injuries, Illness, or Disabilities
Emotional Intelligence Toolkit: Free resource for building your relationships