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What Can Adults Do To Get Enough Physical Activity? Adults can find advice on how to be active from many sources, including fitness professionals, health- care providers, books, and Web sites. Here are three commonly cited steps adults can take to help meet the Guidelines. Personalize the Benefits of Regular Physical Activity Adults need to identify benefits of personal value to them. For many people, the health benefits, which are the focus of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans , are compelling enough. For others, different reasons are key motivators to be active. For example, physical activity: • Provides opportunities to enjoy recreational activities, often in a social setting; • Improves personal appearance; • Provides a chance to help a spouse lose weight; • Improves the quality of sleep; • Reduces feelings of low energy; and • Gives older adults a greater opportunity to live independently in the community. Set Personal Goals for Physical Activity
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This document was uploaded on 11/04/2011 for the course PFW 101 at Texas State.
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