Fitness Level + Safety

When starting any new fitness program, it’s important to start at the right level and be safe. Talk with your health care provider about your specific needs and conditions and which options might suit you best.

When starting any new fitness program, it’s important to start at the right level and be safe. Talk with your health care provider about your specific needs and conditions and which options might suit you best.

Here’s also a few tips for when you’re just getting started:

  • Find your fitness level. Try this great tool from the National Institute of Health (NIH) that helps you calculate your starting point.
  • Set short- and long -term goals. Download and fill out this tool from NIH to identify your fitness goals.
  • Track daily activities. Tracking things like endurance, strength and flexibility on a daily basis will help you understand the progress you’re making. Try this tracking tool from NIH.
  • Measure your progress. On a monthly basis, consider measuring your progress to see how you’re fitness is increasing. Try this test from NIH.

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