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By clicking below I acknowledge that I am enrolling in, a program created by the American Heart Association, Inc. ("AHA Program").

I am engaging in the AHA Program voluntarily and for my own personal reasons. I understand that it is my responsibility to consult with a physician regarding heart disease.

The AHA programs I am enrolling in may advocate or involve physical activity such as exercise. Such physical activity is a potentially hazardous activity that may involve certain risks. By participating in AHA programs, I assume all associated risks. It is my responsibility to consult with a physician to determine my ability to engage in any and all activities associated with the AHA Programs. It is also my responsibility to use equipment, clothing, and technique that are appropriate for the activities related to the AHA Programs. I am solely responsible for my own safety.

I agree to not sue, and to release, indemnify and hold harmless, the AHA, its affiliates, officers, directors, volunteers and employees, and all sponsors of the AHA programs sponsors and the agents of such sponsors, from any and all liability, claims, demands, and causes of action whatsoever, arising out of my participation in the AHA programs, whether arising from the negligence of any of the above parties or from any other cause. The foregoing release, indemnification, and hold harmless shall be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the state in which I live.

I consent to the aggregation of my non-identifying information with like information from other people, and I consent to the release of such aggregated information to other parties, including but not limited to the sponsors of AHA. I authorize the AHA to mail me information about the AHA Programs or about other AHA offerings.

I acknowledge and agree that the AHA may discontinue certain AHA programs without notice to me and that I shall have no continuing rights in the AHA programs upon such termination.

I assert that I am the person about whom the information I am providing relates.

If any portion of this agreement is held invalid, the balance shall continue in full force and effect.

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The Best Way to Get Started

Starting out is the hardest part of any physical activity. It's also the easiest time to get discouraged. But by following these simple steps you can boost your chances to succeed and stay on the road to better health:

Step 1: Remember that your safety is the most important thing! If you're a male over 40 or a female over 50, you may want to work with your doctor to set up your exercise program.

Unsure if you want to bring a doctor on board? Take our physical activity questionnaire for help in deciding!

Step 2: Get familiar with the American Heart Association's recommendations for physical activity, including:

Step 3: Always measure the intensity of your exercise to know if you're pushing yourself too hard or not hard enough. An easy way to do this is by taking the talk test:

You can also download this chart from the American College of Sports Medicine and Center for Disease Control and Prevention, which lists physical activities by their level of intensity.

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