Strategies to Increase Activity 2

2011-01-27 / Health / Comments Off on Strategies to Increase Activity 2Comments

Record Your Daily Activity
Record the number of minutes that you are physically active each day by using the Physical Activity Planner and Diary. Record any physical activity that lasts at least 10 minutes and is of at least moderate intensity. Moderate intensity is the equivalent to walking a mile in 15–20 minutes.

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Strategies to Increase Activity 1

2011-01-18 / Health / Comments Off on Strategies to Increase Activity 1Comments

How often have you heard people say, “To lose weight, just eat less and exercise more?” Of course, if it really were that simple, no one would be overweight. For many people, the challenge isn’t knowing what to do to lose, it’s knowing how to do it. The following strategies may help you increase your physical activity and ultimately may help you lose and keep it off.

Set Reasonable Goals
Many people often set unrealistic goals when they begin an exercise program. When they do not achieve their goals, they then set even more rigorous and unrealistic goals. This starts a vicious cycle. Soon, these individuals give up completely. Instead of setting unrealistically high goals, focus on setting a more realistic, short-term goal—one that you have control over.

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Risk Assessment

2011-01-10 / Health / Comments Off on Risk AssessmentComments

Early detection is key to effective treatment of hepatitis C. That is why it’s so important to identify people who may be at risk for the disease.

To help you assess your own risk, take our interactive Risk Assessment.

If you suspect that you have hepatitis or think you have been in contact with an infected person or a contaminated object, consult your doctor as soon as possible.

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