Starting a Healthy Lifestyle - Physical Activity

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Starting a Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy living is important as part of a weight management program.

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.

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

MOVE!® Weight Management Program Handout (PDF)

Basics of Weight Control

Making Healthy Food Choices

Change your Behavior

Back to Get Ready

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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