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For a couple of weekdays and a weekend, write down how much time you are physically active (for example, walking, gardening, playing a sport, dancing, lifting weights). This worksheet can help you find ways to increase your activity.
Many people find that having a firm goal in mind motivates them to move ahead on a project. Goals are most useful when they are specific, realistic, and important to you.
Use this form to make your own exercise and physical activity plan—one you think you really can manage. Update your plan as you progress.
Build up to at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity endurance activity on most or all days of the week. Every day is best. Use these worksheets to track your activities.
Exercise and physical activity aren’t just good for your mind and body, it can help you stay active and mobile as you age! Regularly including all 4 types of exercise will give you a wide range of real-life benefits.
Are you a caregiver providing support for a spouse, friend, or relative? Taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do as a caregiver. Make sure you are making time for yourself, eating healthy foods, and being active.
Exercise has benefits all year, even during winter. But before you brave the cold, take a few extra steps to stay safe. Exposure to cold can cause health problems such as hypothermia, a dangerous drop in body temperature.
Exercise and physical activity fall into four basic categories—endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Doing them all will give you more benefits.
Emergency room doctors treat an estimated 42,000 sports-related eye injuries each year in the U.S. Nearly all of them could be prevented with protective eyewear.
Research has shown that the benefits of exercise go beyond just physical well-being. Exercise helps support emotional and mental health. So, next time you’re feeling down, anxious, or stressed, try to get up and start moving!