Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Here are some tips to help you get started.
You’re more likely to stick with exercise you enjoy than an activity you dread.
Gradually build up the amount of time spent exercising each week.
Set several small, short-term goals. Reaching them will help keep you motivated.
Planning ahead will help you stay on track and help you make time to be active, even when you don’t think you have any!
Use the Move Your Way interactive tool to plan your week of activity.
Monitoring workouts helps you see your progress and lets you know when you’ve been slacking off.
Use a pedometer or other device to track your steps. Check out our Pedometer video to help you get started.
Join the Walk Around Nevada program, either as an individual or in a walking group with friends.
Proper athletic shoes give you optimum performance and comfort. The American Heart Association has more tips on finding the right footwear.
A little incentive goes a long way. Treat yourself when you reach short-and long-term fitness goals.
Work with your primary physician to create a fitness plan that matches your abilities.
Consult your doctor before starting a new exercise routine. Chronic health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, or heart disease may require that you limit physical activity.