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girls staying fitOne fact about living in modern times is that our lifestyles are less active than they once were. The ways we get around now, like driving in cars or taking the bus, and even fun times, like watching movies and playing video games, don’t require us to move. This is a problem because we now know that how much you move is as important as what you eat to your overall health. But don’t worry — can help you find ways to make fitness part of your everyday life. In this section, you can learn:

As a bonus, working out will boost your self-esteem and energy level so you can tackle schoolwork and your other responsibilities. So don’t wait — get fit today!

Content last updated October 9, 2009

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health.