Adding regular physical activity to your week can make a huge difference in your health. Move more and you'll have more energy, less stress, a reduced risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, a healthier weight, and better sleep quality. And those are just a few of the benefits. If you've decided that you want to lead a more active life, Active Living Every Day, Second Edition, offers you all the tools you need to take the first steps toward success.
Active Living Every Day, Second Edition, is more than just a book. It's a step-by-step plan for building a healthier life. With Active Living Every Day, you'll learn how enjoyable physical activity can be--even if you've never been active before--and how easy it is to add activity to your day. You'll create your own activity plan based on your preferences and lifestyle, and you'll be encouraged to choose activities that you like and that fit easily into your routine. You'll even learn how everyday activities, like housecleaning and gardening, can count toward your weekly physical activity goals. Along the way you'll develop confidence by building on small successes and overcoming obstacles--methods that have proven effective in producing lasting change. The advice and participants' stories in the book and the supplementary online tools offer support and guidance to help you achieve your activity goals.
Making important lifelong changes takes commitment. With the right structure and encouragement, those changes can be easier to accomplish. Let Active Living Every Day, Second Edition, show you how building on small successes can add up to healthy, life-changing habits.
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Chapter 1: Ready, Set, Go
Chapter 2: Finding New Opportunities
Chapter 3: Overcoming Challenges
Chapter 4: Setting Goals and Rewarding Yourself
Chapter 5: Gaining Confidence
Chapter 6: Enlisting Support
Chapter 7: Avoiding Pitfalls
Chapter 8: Step by Step
Chapter 9: Defusing Stress
Chapter 10: Finding New Opportunities to Be Active
Chapter 11: Positive Planning
Chapter 12: Making Lasting Changes
Appendix A: Signs and Symptoms of Heart Attack and Stroke
Appendix B: Stages on the Way to Becoming Active
Appendix C: Energy Expenditure Chart
Appendix D: Forms for Progressing Toward an Active Lifestyle
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