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Get Fit for Free

Exercise has many benefits and you can be active in many ways without spending any money. Learn how to get moving without spending a dime.

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Get Fit for Free

Exercise is key to healthy aging. Physical activity can make your muscles stronger, increase your heart rate, improve your balance, and stretch your muscles, just to name a few benefits. Try all 4 types of exercise for the most benefits: endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility.

Not sure how to get moving? Here are some ideas that don't cost a dime.

  • Go for a hike in a park or up and down some stairs.
  • Make your own weights with water bottles or other household items.
  • Participate in a community-sponsored cleanup or fun run/walk.
  • Join a local recreation sports league.
  • Walk or roll with friends or family at the mall or around your neighborhood.

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