Tips for Picking the Right Activities

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To help find safe and fun ways to be active:

  • Ask yourself questions to discover your physical activity likes and dislikes.
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  • Pick an activity that you enjoy or think you might enjoy. You're more likely to keep doing something you like.
  • Be sure you have the correct safety gear and good shoes for physical activity.
  • Learn about fitness machines you may use (such as a treadmill or a stair-climber).
  • Learn the proper way to do your activity. And be aware of safety concerns.

To find out how many calories you burn during various activities, use this Interactive Tool: How Many Calories Did You Burn?

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerHeather Chambliss, PhD - Exercise Science

Current as ofJune 4, 2014