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Chapter 4: Adding Activity to Your Life Chapter 4: Adding Activity to Your Life Getting Active Overcoming Roadblocks Many people want to be as active as possible. But being active every day can be a challenge. You may find yourself making excuses or getting distracted. If so, what’s keeping you from reaching your activity goals? Print out the chart below to write down your specific roadblocks. Then fill in ideas that can help you stay on track. Overcoming Roadblocks Many people want to be as active as possible. But being active every day can be a challenge. You may find yourself making excuses or getting distracted. If so, what’s keeping you from reaching your activity goals? Use the chart below to write down your specific roadblocks. Then fill in ideas that can help you stay on track. Take a Quiz Congratulations! You’ve just finished this chapter. Now click on the “Take a Quiz” button to find out how much you have learned. Identify Your Barriers Solutions to Keep You Moving “I don’t want to walk in my neighborhood after dark.” Walk inside the house! Dance to your favorite music, or pop in a workout video or DVD. “I’m too tired to be active when I get home from work.” Take breaks for short walks during the day. Three 10-minute walks will boost your energy and help you meet a 30-minute goal. “In the winter, it’s too cold to walk outside!” Find an indoor mall near you. Take a friend or family member window shopping. Or, walk up and down the stairs at home. ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ This workbook is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Only your doctor can diagnose and treat a medical problem. ©2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 StayWell, LLC. www.staywell.com 800-333-3032 All rights reserved. Made in the USA. Print out this helpful sheet and write down your roadblocks and solutions. 38


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