"Be Active Your Way: a Guide for Adults"

Be Active Your Way: a Guide for Adults is a 28-page legal document that was released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on October 1, 2008 and used nation-wide.

Form Details:

  • The latest edition currently provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services;
  • Ready to use and print;
  • Easy to customize;
  • Compatible with most PDF-viewing applications;
  • Fill out the form in our online filing application.

Download a printable version of the form by clicking the link below or browse more legal forms and templates provided by the issuing department.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Download "Be Active Your Way: a Guide for Adults"

142 times
Rate (4.3 / 5) 10 votes
Be Active
Your
Way
A Guide for Adults
Based on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Be Active, Healthy, and Happy!
Be Active
Your
Way
A Guide for Adults
Based on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Be Active, Healthy, and Happy!
Be Active
Your
Way
A Guide for Adults
❑ Wondering about how much activity you need each week?
❑ Want to get physically active but not sure where to begin?
❑ Already started a program and would like tips on how to
keep it up or step it up?
Then this booklet is for you.
Read how you can fit physical activity into your life—your way.
Decide the number of days, types of activities, and times that
fit your schedule.
Written for men and women ages 18 to 64, this booklet is based
on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans released
by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. When reading,
you’ll want to pay special attention to the Advice to Follow boxes in this booklet.
They offer you a quick snapshot of the latest information from these new guidelines.
Share this booklet with your family and friends so you can be active together!
Did you know?
What is physical activity?
• Some activity is better
Physical activity is any form of exercise or movement of the body that
than none.
uses energy. Some of your daily life activities—doing active chores
• The more you do,
around the house, yard work, walking the dog—are examples.
the greater the health
benefits and the better
To get the health benefits of physical activity, include activities that
you’ll feel.
make you breathe harder and make your heart and blood vessels
healthier. These aerobic activities include things like brisk walking,
running, dancing, swimming, and playing basketball. Also include
strengthening activities to make your muscles stronger, like push-ups
and lifting weights.
The good news?
People of all types, shapes, sizes, and abilities can benefit from
being physically active. If you have a disability, choose activities
in this booklet that work for you. Talk with your health care team
about the amount and types of activities that are right for your
ability or condition.
This booklet has 4 parts:
Part 1.
Getting Started
page 2
..............................................................................................................
Part 2.
Making Physical Activity a Part of Your Life
page 6
....................
Part 3.
Keeping It Up, Stepping It Up
page 10
...............................................................
Part 4.
Being Active for Life
page 14
.........................................................................................
To get the most from your physical activity guidebook
Which one of these seems more like you?
Read Part 1
if you are getting started and want to learn ways to
add physical activity to your life. Find out about the many benefits
of being active. Hear how others are taking small steps toward
better health.
Read Part 2
if you are doing just a small amount
of physical activity and want to learn how to become
more active.
Read Part 3
if you’ve been active for some time
now and want to raise your activity level. Also, learn
how to avoid injury.
Read Part 4
for a quick summary of what to do—and
how much physical activity you need—to get the benefits
of staying active. Use the forms on pages 20 and 21 to
track your progress. Tracking helps you stay on course!