Self-Assessment - Physical Activity
Determine what skills and behavior changes will help you become more physically active. Consider the advice on how hard you should exercise.
How Hard Should You Exercise?
What is easy for one person may be hard for another. Listen to your body. You are the best judge of how hard you should exercise (PDF). Start slowly with easy activities and gradually build to those that are more challenging.
MOVE!® Weight Management Program Handout (PDF)
How hard should I exercise? (PDF)
Changing Old Habits
You can replace old, bad habits with healthier, new ones by becoming aware of your actions. However, changing too many things all at once may be difficult and stressful. It is better to change only one or two things at a time. Here are strategies to help you change your behavior (PDF) permanently.
MOVE!® Weight Management Program Handouts (PDF)
Old Habits Die Hard
Change your Behavior
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