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Lola's Tips for Staying Motivated

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Staying physically active is challenging, but do not give up! Use this sheet to help you plan your physical activity.

  • Choose a physical activity that fits your lifestyle.
    The physical activity I chose is (fill in).
  • Set goals.
    My short-term goal is to (fill in) times a week.
    My long-term goal is to (fill in) times a week.
  • Start slowly.
    My comfortable pace is (fill in).
  • Get some support.
    I will ask (fill in) to join me in physical activity.
  • Have fun!
  • Add variety.
    Different activities that I can do to stay physically active are (fill in).
  • Be flexible.
    I will take time to rest when I feel (fill in).
  • Track your success.
    I will keep a record of my progress in a (fill in).
  • Reward yourself.
    My reward for doing physical activity regularly is (fill in).
    My reward for reaching my physical activity goal(s) is (fill in).

Adapted from “Your Fitness Program: Tips for Staying Motivated,” Mayo Clinic.

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Information on this page is taken from the English print version of “Healthy Heart, Healthy Family: A Community Health Worker's Manual.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH Publication No. 08-3674, Originally Printed 1999, Revised May 2008.

Last Updated March 2012

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