Get Healthy for Life: Part 3, Putting the best foot forward
Published: September 04, 2020
Part 3: Eat well and be active: Putting the “best” foot forward
- Healthy body weight maintenance, psychological well being, self-efficacy and self esteem, and perceived quality of life.
- Reduced risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, colon cancer, and hypertension and stroke
- Helps increase resistance to mental fatigue, manage stress, reduce anxiety, relieve depression, and improve sleep
Before you read any further, take a few moments to think about why you you may want to be physically active.
- How will you know if your new plan is successful?
- Do you have a timeline for results?
- Are the changes you want to make intended to be long term?
- How will physical activity affect your lifestyle?
- Do you already incorporate physical activity and/or exercise in to your daily routine or is this something new for you?
Knowing what your goals are will help you determine the best physical activity plan for you.
- Balance of more or less intense physical activity formats
- Adequacy or enough physical activity that will help you attain your goals and support good health
- Moderation so that your chosen physical activities do not lead to negative health effects
- Variety so that you won’t get bored with your physical activity plan
- Cost effective so that your physical activity plan fits your financial plan
- Adaptability so that your physical activities fit into your schedule and do not becom a chore