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Which exercise plan is best for you?

Do you want to lose weight? Boost aerobic fitness? Prevent disease? Maybe you want to do all three—or more. Knowing your fitness goals can help you plan an exercise program that matches your needs.

Find out which type of exercises are right for you by checking the statements that apply and then clicking the "Submit" button. Remember, you should not start an exercise program without your doctor’s consent. Use this assessment as a starting point for further evaluation of your fitness needs.

I have a family or personal history of one or more of the following: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, stroke, heart disease or heart attacks, osteoporosis, stress, anxiety or depression, or colon cancer.

I'm not very active.

I'm concerned about one or more of the following: losing my ability to function independently, falling or injuring myself or stiff, sore muscles.

I'm interested in reducing flabbiness, increasing muscle strength or building bone mass.

I would like to become exceptionally fit, get maximum protection against heart disease, or participate in strenuous activities without tiring.

I don't have much time to exercise.

I'm worried about injuring myself during exercise.

I want to lose weight.

I would like to extend my life span.

I would like to stay active and feel good as I age.