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    Tips for Picking the Right Activities

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    To help find safe and fun ways to be active:

    • Ask yourself questions to discover your physical activity likes and dislikes.
      Fitness: Choosing Activities That Are Right for You
    • Pick an activity that you enjoy or think you might enjoy. You're more likely to keep doing something you like.
    • Be sure you have the correct safety gear and good shoes for physical activity.
    • Learn about fitness machines you may use (such as a treadmill or a stair-climber).
    • Learn the proper way to do your activity. And be aware of safety concerns.

    To find out how many calories you burn during various activities, use this Interactive Tool: How Many Calories Did You Burn?

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    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Heather Chambliss, PhD - Exercise Science

    Current as ofMay 27, 2016

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