Active Living - Step By Step Guide - Step Four
Action
 
The biggest challenge that most people face when trying to become physically active or become more physically active is taking the first step. You have already identified when and how you can be more active so the last step is to take action. To help you do this, you can set yourself a goal to try one activity the first week and build on that. Some other suggestions are to start slowl;. start with one activity and gradually increase till you are active everyday. Find activities that you enjoy: As you become more active you will discover which activities you enjoy. Once you have your favorite activities it will be easy and fun to be active everyday.
 
To help you set some goals and put your plan into action today, you can fill out the following: (fill out for as many activities as you feel comfortable).
 
I, ________________________ am going to _______________________________
(name) (physical activity or exercise)
 
for ____________________ between ____ and ____ each day starting _________.
(duration) (time period) (date)
 
 
It is also difficult to change your eating habits, similar to increasing your physical activity levels it can help to start slowly. To help you set some goals and put your plan into action you can fill out the following: (fill out for as many meals as you feel comfortable).
 
I, ________________________ am going to eat more servings of ______________
(name) (food group(s))
 
by eating ____________________ __________________ starting _____________.
(specific food (s)) (date)
 
 
Lastly, to help you keep your goals fresh in your mind you can ask yourself each morning:
 
What steps am I going to take today to live a more active and healthy lifestyle?
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