Exercise/Physical Activity

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Exercise helps the whole you – body and mind. Learn how to set goals, stay motivated, and find activities you love.

Exercise

Isn’t a fitness routine just for weight loss?

Fitness is about taking care of the whole you through activities that strengthen your body and mind.

Everyone can benefit from exercise, no matter their weight! Anything from walking to swimming can help increase your muscle strength and cardio conditioning.

How can I make exercise a part of my routine?

Simple choices can add up to a more fit you. Park further from the grocery store for the extra steps. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. These choices then become part of your life.

Then, start your journey with small steps, like creating a fitness routine.

Learn more about how to make exercise part of your everyday life.

Follow @HealthyLivingNW on Twitter for suggestions on getting out and about and having fun with your family and friends.

Should I jump right in to exercising?

When you start a new exercise program, it’s tempting to jump right in. But if you push too hard, you risk injuring yourself.

You can also talk to your doctor before starting a fitness program.

It’s OK to take small steps towards better health!

 

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How to fit in fitness

Our typical days have shifted with technology and culture. We get a lot less physical activity.

Learn how to “tweak your week” and make small changes to improve your health. Watch the video now.

Can I do what I love and still get fit?

Yes you can! If you love the activity, you’ll stay committed to it. Activities could be simple, like playing outside with your kids. A walk after dinner through the neighborhood is a healthful way to end the day.

Need ideas?

Loving what you do and consistency are keys to good physical and mental health.

Exercise

Are there fitness resources for seniors?

Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage members can take advantage of Silver&Fit. It offers free memberships at select fitness facilities, online tools, Home Fitness programs, and more.

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Try a video or app

Exercise videos and apps can help you learn about different activities, and teach you some new moves.

Could a health coach help me?

Sometimes, we all need a little help. A health coach can help you set goals, find new activities to try, and keep you on track.

We encourage you to learn more about Kaiser Permanente’s health coaching sessions.

Do I have to watch my diet too?

A healthy body is about exercise and physical activity, but it’s also about eating right. A good nutrition plan can keep your body fit and ready for anything.

Get a personalized nutrition plan.