If you've not been physically active, you may be wondering how to get started. For many people, walking offers a great way to become more active. And Deaconess is getting ready to begin our annual Healthier U Walk series—see the schedule and more at www.deaconess.com/walk.
Tips to help get you started:
Should I take any precautions before becoming more active?
People with chronic diseases, such as a heart condition, arthritis, diabetes, or high blood pressure, should talk to their doctor about what types and amounts of physical activity are appropriate
Have a smart phone? Try these apps to help you track your progress
Strategies for Overcoming Obstacles to Physical Activity
If you're just getting started, you might face certain obstacles that seem difficult to overcome.
Learn more about common obstacles and strategies for overcoming them below.
Information from the CDC – Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
For more information about walking, including local trails and walking locations, visit www.deaconess.com/walk.
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