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July 16th, 2009
07:53 AM ET

Join Dr. Gupta’s ‘Four Months to Fitness’ initiative!

Editor's Note: CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta originally posted this blog on June 23, 2009 to kick off his "Four Months to Fitness" initiative.

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/06/20/sanjay.gupta.cnn.jpg caption="Dr. Sanjay Gupta says his upcoming birthday motivated him to launch the fitness forum with viewers. He wants himself, and America, to get in the best shape of their lives."]

Today, I am starting something I have wanted to do for a very long time.

Using this blog and my @SanjayGuptaCNN Twitter account, I am going to try to harness some of the best practices people employ every day to stay in the best shape of their lives.

Truth is, there are hundreds of sites like this, so I want to make this one different. First of all, I am hoping it becomes a living, breathing forum that users, like you, use to share your best health and fitness tips. I learn new things every day from CNN bloggers and tweeters. You all are a great resource of information.

I am also going to call on my friends and others I find inspiring to help as well.

For example, @JoePerez helped create something called the Daily Plate, which partners with the non-profit cancer foundation LIVESTRONG, where I sit on the board of directors. After surveying lots of different ways of tracking diets, I think this is one of the best. I will introduce you to Joe and the Web site.

There are also sites out there that will start to help you heart rate train. After doing lots of research, I believe this is one of the most effective and efficient ways of training. Ironically, my friends who listened to this recommendation from me say they work out less intensely and still increase their fitness more than before.

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  1. sarah jonhson

    Hi Dr. Gupta i do have questions? I'm anemia and want to know how can i balance between my anemia and cholestrol? How can i get the iron i need by balancing my anemia and keeping my cholestrol steady? also my husband has psoriasis i wanted to know if there's any treatment.

    Thank you

    August 6, 2009 at 10:57 am |