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Title: Living Actively for Good Health: My Action Plan
Physical Description: Fact Sheet
Creator: Hillan, Jennifer
Publisher: University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, EDIS
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2002
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Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Melanie Mercer.
Publication Status: Published
General Note: "Publication date: August 2002."
General Note: "FCS8758-Eng"
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Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the submitter.
System ID: IR00002229:00001


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1.This publication is FCS8758-Eng, one of a series of the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, Florida Cooperati ve Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Publication date: August 2002. Reviewed by Isabel ValentnOquendo, MS, RD, LD/N, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences. Please visit the EDIS Web site at http://edis.ifas.ufl.eduThe Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer authorized to provide resea rch, educati onal information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without regard to race, color, sex, age, handicap, or national origin. For information on obtaining other extension publications, contact your county Cooperative Extension Servi ce office. Florida Cooperative Extension Service / Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences / University of Florida / Christine Taylor Waddill, Dean 2.Jennifer Hillan, MSH, RD, LD/N, coordinator, Educational/Training Programs, Department of Family, Youth and Community Science s, Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, 32611. Other activities you do most days of the week:Total time: _____ minutesFCS8758-EngLiving Actively for Good Health: My Action Plan1Jennifer Hillan2Physical activity is important for good health. And it ’ s not limited to vigorous exercise classes or team sports! Put a check next to the activities you do most days of the week and write down how long you do each activity. Then turn the page over to develop your personal plan for an active lifestyle. Walking briskly Climbing stairs Bicycling Dancing Swimming Jogging Team sports (basketball/volleyball) Gardening/yard work (including mowing with a push mower) _____ minutes _____ minutes _____ minutes _____ minutes _____ minutes _____ minutes _____ minutes _____ minutes Skipping rope Active household chores (vacuuming/mopping) Roller blading or skating __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ _____ minutes _____ minutes _____ minutes _____ minutes _____ minutes _____ minutes _____ minutes

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Living Actively for Good Health: My Action PlanPage 2 August 2002Other activities you’ll do most days of the week:Total time: _____ minutes For good health, we should be active at least 30 minutes most days of the week. If you met that goal, congratulations! If not, how can you improve your physical activity level?Make a plan to improve your health by checking the activities you ’ ll do most days of the week. Then write down how long you will do each activity. Be realistic! If you are currently inactive, start slowly with one or two activities for 5 or 10 minutes. You can gradually increase your time later. Walking briskly Climbing stairs Bicycling Dancing Swimming Jogging Team sports (basketball/volleyball) Gardening/yard work (including mowing with a push mower) _____ minutes _____ minutes _____ minutes _____ minutes _____ minutes _____ minutes _____ minutes _____ minutes Skipping rope Active household chores (vacuuming/mopping) Roller blading or skating __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ _____ minutes _____ minutes _____ minutes _____ minutes _____ minutes _____ minutes _____ minutes If I reach my physical activity goal, I will reward myself by ____________________________. Talk with your health care provider before increasing your physical activity if: you are an inactive man over age 40 or inactive woman over 50 planning to start vigorous activity you have diabetes, heart disease, or another chronic health condition you are at high risk for heart disease