Regular physical activity is fun and healthy. More and more people are starting to become more active in their every day life. Being more active is very safe for most people. However, some people should check with their doctor before they start becoming more physically active. If you are not involved in regular physical activities, you cannot maintain your muscle mass or the fitness of your heart and lungs.

Start by taking the physical activity readiness questionnaire (PAR-Q©). If you are between the ages of 15 and 69, the PAR-Q© will tell you whether you should check with your doctor before you start. If you are over 69 years of age and are not used to being physically active, check with your doctor first.

Keep a weekly activity journal to record your walks and other types of physical activities throughout your day. Write down your daily physical activities, including the amount of time spent doing each activity. Use the physical activity log and other tools such as the step counter to keep track of your progress.

Now LET’S GET MOVING! by incorporating physical activities in your life!