This is an excerpt from Charles B. Corbin, Darla M. Castelli, Benjamin A. Sibley, and Guy C. Le Masurier's Fitness for Life, 7th Edition, and Cloth with Web Resources.

Do you maintain a healthy way of life? Do you consume a balanced diet? Do you engage in any physical activity? Many teenagers stay active and eat healthily, but will you do the same when you're older and on your own? Will you continue to engage in the same activities that you do now? If you responded "no" to any of these questions, you should start making plans to live a healthy lifestyle for the rest of your life. Climbing the Stairway to Lifetime Fitness, Health, and Wellness is one approach to achieving this aim.