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Get Moving, Boston

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Get Moving, Boston, aims to improve the fitness of our community by encouraging everyone to become more active. Here you'll find tips, how-to videos, and photo galleries, but most of all inspiration and encouragement to reach your goals. Remember; please consult your doctor before starting any exercise program.

Boston Moves for Health is an ambitious campaign launched by Mayor Thomas M. Menino to improve the health, fitness of the city of Boston. As part of the initiative, the mayor has challenged residents to lose 1 million pounds and move 10 million miles.
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Warning: Before engaging in any exercise regimen it is imperative to consult a physician to obtain a physical exam and receive a physician’s approval to engage in physical activity.
Healthiest places in, around Boston
Healthiest places in, around Boston
The 10-minute workout
The 10-minute workout
Top health/fitness apps
Top health/fitness apps
10 steps to getting started with fitness
10 steps to getting started with fitness
Simple exercises: No equipment needed
Simple exercises: No equipment needed
12 gym etiquette no-no's
12 gym etiquette no-no's
Reader weight loss photos
Reader weight loss photos
Show us how you stay fit
Show us how you stay fit
Want to get in shape or kick up your current routine a notch? We've got tips for getting started, photos from fellow readers to inspire you, polls, quizzes, discussions, and more. Join in and share your fitness journey and get moving! Click on any of the photos above to read more about that feature.
Running on
Two days after the marathon I went for a run. Just two days after I ran 26.2 hilly miles I was back at it...
Hometown Wellness Showdown
We paired up with local company Lose It! and YMCAs from across the region to bring you a four-week wellness challenge that we hoped would help you change or improve your diet and exercise habits. See the results of the challenge, which is now over, below.
StandingsBy town | By YMCA
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Getting fit in Boston

Health tips from notable Bostonians

Health tips from notable Bostonians

A range of suggestions from local political leaders, artists, scientists, and others:
15 Great local bike rides

15 Great local bike rides

Try one of these 15 awesome rides
Boston-area tennis courts

Boston-area tennis courts

Grab your racquet and try accommodations at one of these Boston-area tennis court
Healthiest places in Boston

Healthiest places in Boston

Places in and around Boston to exercise and get fit
Fitness activities for couples

Fitness activities for couples

We've rounded up fun suggestions for activities built for two
Great walking routes

Great walking routes

Some of our favorite places to walk around the city.

YOUR FITNESS PLAN

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Scott Jurek on ultramarathons, eating vegan

Jurek, 38, discusses ultramarathons, being vegan, and his new book “Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness.”
Fitness tips, advice from a pro athlete

Fitness tips, advice from a pro athlete

Olympic swimmer Dara Torres offers fitness tips
How to get the most of your routine

How to get the most of your routine

Fox Business Network's Liz Claman recently competed in the Nautica NYC Triathlon
How to fuel your body

How to fuel your body

What should you eat to compete?
Top 5 slimming secrets

Top 5 slimming secrets

Tackle your weight by changing daily habits which have been sabotaging previous weight loss attempts
At-home body weight exercises

At-home body weight exercises

We asked strength and conditioning specialist Mike Lagomarsine for an easy, at home routine you can do with or without equipment.
How to stick with your fitness routine

Sticking with fitness

Advice for how you can keep going and push yourself.
8 common fitness myths debunked

8 common fitness myths debunked

Is no pain, no gain really the way it works?
Share your weight loss story and photos

Weight loss photos

Have you had weight loss success? Share your story.

WORKOUT TIPS

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How to save on fitness

If you struggle with getting to the gym every day, try getting fit at home for a fraction of the cost
Is running healthy?

Is running healthy?

What does running does to a person's body?
5 ab-toning tips

5 ab-toning tips

Ditch the DVDs and instead try these five quick tips
Runners: Caring for your feet

Runners: Caring for your feet

Proper foot care is key to your fitness routine
12 gym no-no's

12 gym no-no's

Readers share their biggest gym etiquette no-no's and pet-peeves.
How to get started

How to get started

Advice from a personal trainer on how to fit in fitness.
How to warm up, cool down

How to warm up, cool down

Stretching to warm up or cool down
Easy indoor exercises

Easy indoor exercises

On days you just don't want to leave the house, try these simple exercises instead.
5 Yoga mistakes to avoid

5 Yoga mistakes to avoid

Afraid to try yoga because you are worried about getting injured?
How to practice yoga: 4 key tips

How to practice yoga: 4 key tips

Four yoga rules to live by when first starting out.
6 cold weather exercise tips

6 cold weather exercise tips

Here are some tips for cold weather exercising from the Council’s chief science officer Cedric Bryant

FITNESS FUN

8 New health-tracking sensors

8 New health-tracking sensors

Here's a look at some of hot devices to try
Reader's favorite health apps

Reader's favorite health apps

Check out some of your favorites as well as some apps we find helpful
Top ten iTunes health apps of 2011

Top ten iTunes health apps of 2011

iTunes features its top picks for the year's best overall health
Celebrity fitness trainers on Twitter

Celebrity fitness trainers on Twitter

We've put together a list of celebrity trainers on Twitter you can follow for workout suggestions
Top 20 fitness movies of all time

Top 20 fitness movies of all time

Because everyone needs a little inspiration now and then
Fitness gear roundup: A few of our faves

Fitness gear roundup: A few of our faves

We've picked out some of our favorite fitness gear for various activities
Which guru are you?

Which guru are you?

Which fitness guru is your personality most like? Find out by taking our personality quiz.
Music to move you

Music to move you

Boston.com readers share their favorite songs for exercising.
Exercises: Would you rather...

Exercises: Would you rather...

Take the poll on each slide to tell us the exercises you like
Quirky ways to get exercise

Quirky ways to get exercise

Need fitness ideas? Try one of these quirky workouts
Past fitness trends

Past fitness trends

Do you remember the ThighMaster? Jazzercise?
Steps to health

Steps to health

Strapping on a pedometer helps get people moving.