Learning New Skills and Behaviors - Physical Activity


Learning New Skills and Behaviors

How to Take Your Heart Rate

To get the most benefit from physical activity, aim to keep your heart rate within a certain range. Learn more about how to measure heart rate (PDF), how to take your pulse, and target ranges for exercise.

MOVE!® Weight Management Program Handout (PDF)

How to take your Heart Rate

How to use a Pedometer

Consider using a pedometer when walking. A pedometer, usually worn on your waistband or belt, is a small device that counts the number of steps you take. For more information, review the Guide to Using Your Pedometer (PDF).

If you use a manual wheelchair, see wheelchair odometers (PDF).

MOVE!® Weight Management Program Handout (PDF)

A Guide to using your Pedometer

Wheelchair Odometers


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Reviewed/Updated Date: January 2012
Clinical Advisory Board Sponsor: Dr. Linda Kinsinger
Clinical Subject Matter Experts: Dr. Kenneth R. Jones, Sophia Hurley
Patient Education Subject Matter Experts: Dr. Rose Mary Pries, Dr. Pam Hebert

Tip of the Day

Tip of Day

In remarks about so many traders suddenly dropping dead at the New York Stock Exchange, a cardiologist said that we must stop living "cardiologically incorrect" lives. We have too much: stress, weight, fat in our diets, lack of exercise, tobacco and alcohol use, and just plain living and working at a frenetic pace. NOW is the time to correct this! NOT after your first "big one". Start now by just quietly doing whatever is necessary to fix it, and keep doing it!

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