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Work It Out

No workout regimen is perfect for every age, lifestyle or body type, so discovering what works best for you is important.  The key ingredient to creating a successful workout plan is to identify what you want to focus on. It is important to understand what you?re working to achieve, whether it?s burning fat, increasing your endurance, decreasing your cholesterol or gaining muscle. 

Here are some simple tips on how to create a personalized and effective workout plan:

Your personal workout plan should be tailored to your specific health goals and lifestyle demands. Before beginning a new workout plan, you should talk with your doctor about your current health and possible limitations.

This article originally appeared in The Ohio State University Medical Center's Heart Newsletter and is published with permission.

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Last Reviewed: May 03, 2010

Grant Gillette, MS
Former Exercise Physiology Technician
Center for Wellness and Prevention
Wexner Medical Center
The Ohio State University