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

Feel better! If you are experiencing mild depression or anxiety, aerobic workouts such as walking or jogging can significantly improve your mood. Non-aerobic exercise, like weight lifting, can also boost your spirits, improve sleep and appetite, reduce irritability and anger and produce feelings of accomplishment. Be sure to check with your Health Care Provider before you start any new exercise program.

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