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Take Action!

I’m doing a little, but I’m ready to become more active

You may be feeling the benefits of getting active, such as sleeping better or getting toned. Here are 2 ways to add more activity to your life.

  • Be active longer each time.
    If you are walking for 30 minutes, 3 times a week – try to walk for 50 minutes, 3 times a week.
  • Be active more often.
    If you are riding your bike to work 3 days a week, try riding to work 5 days a week.

Get to know your schedule.
Look at your schedule for the week. Find several 30-minute time periods you could use for exercise. Write them on your calendar.

Keep track of your activities with this activity log [PDF-855 KB].

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Start Today: Small Steps
  • Walk the dog – or just walk around your neighborhood.
  • Do sit-ups and push-ups while you are watching TV tonight.
  • Make an exercise plan for next week – and write it on your calendar.
  • Try these simple strength and balance activities. External Link

Learn how getting more active can help reduce your risk of heart disease; overweight and obesity; osteoporosis; and colorectal cancer.

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