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Tips for Picking the Right Activities

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Topic Overview

To help find safe and fun ways to be active:

  • Ask yourself questions to discover your physical activity likes and dislikes.
    Fitness: Choosing Activities That Are Right for You
  • 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?

Health Tools

Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.

Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition.
Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more.

Credits

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Heather Chambliss, PhD - Exercise Science

Current as ofMarch 13, 2017

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