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This section describes the importance of physical activity as part of a weight management program.

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Physical Activity as Part of Weight Management

Your weight is controlled by a number of things (PDF) including family history, what you eat and drink, and how active you are. When you take in more calories than you use, you gain weight. The best way to lose weight is to eat and drink fewer calories and become more physically active.

Making healthy food choices (PDF), increasing physical activity (PDF), and changing your behavior (PDF) are the three things you need to do to successfully manage your weight.

For more ideas on how to increase your physical activity refer to these handouts:

MOVE!® Weight Management Program Handouts (PDF)

Physical Activity Can Be Fun!

Physical Activity on a Budget

No Time For Physical Activity

Activities to Fit Your Lifestyle

The Basics of Weight Control

How Do I get Started with Increasing my Physical Activity


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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

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