Fitness Assessment

Introduction

Why You Should Take This Assessment

Physical fitness can help prevent or manage many chronic diseases and is one of the best things you can do for your body, mind, and spirit. Epidemiological studies show that exercise improves the way your body works, can make you look and feel better, gives you a powerful tool for improving your health, and may even help you live longer.

Benefit of Regular Exercise.

If you do not currently exercise, you may feel intimidated about starting. Exercise can be a tough adjustment to your lifestyle, but the rewards are great, and the obstacles become easier to overcome as you continue. Through exercise, you can also improve strength and endurance and feel satisfied that you are taking care of yourself.

Exercise - Aerobic.

Even if you do exercise, you may benefit from this assessment because you may sometimes have difficulty maintaining your exercise schedule. And, you may not be including every component of physical activity necessary to be fit.

Take this assessment whether you exercise or you don't. It can help you get started or motivate you to continue.

How Much Time This Assessment Will Take

5 minutes

What You'll Get At The End Of The Assessment

  • An explanation of how your activity level is likely to be helping, or hurting, your health
  • Practical suggestions for how to implement and maintain a successful exercise program
  • Links to additional reading

Privacy Note: The assessment tool is not intended for shared or public computers. Read More.


Review Date:12/18/2012
Reviewed By: Jeffrey Heit, MD, Internist with special emphasis on preventive health, fitness, and nutrition, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
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