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Start out slowly and add new activities little by little. After a few weeks or months, build up your activities – do them longer and more often.

Choose an activity that you enjoy.
If you can, team up with a friend or join a class. Find more tips to help you get active.

Be realistic.
Remember: it’s not all or nothing. 10 minutes of activity is better than none! Try walking for 10 minutes a day a few days a week.

Find a time that works for you. Try fitting in 10 minutes of activity before or after work or during lunch.

Add more time and days.
Try 15 minutes instead of 10. Then walk on more days of the week. Once this is easy to do, try walking faster.

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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