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Your Best Health: Adult Weight Management

Ready to Commit

Is moving everyday something you're ready to commit to?

Think about the type of activities you'd like to start with. Click on the tabs below to learn more.

CardioResistanceFlexibilityPlanMonitor ProgressSupport

Cardio

If you wish to save the blank form or print your answers, refer to the reflection journal.

Check any of the activities you're doing.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.Charles M. Schulz

If this is an area that's a priority for you and you're ready to make a change, check one or two items you want to set a SMART goal around.

Remember, setting too many goals can be overwhelming. Think about your goals, your circumstances, and competing priorities you may have when deciding how many goals you want to set as you work through this learning module. Depending on what’s happening in your life you may be able to work on one goal or a few smaller goals at the same time.

Resistance

If you wish to save the blank form or print your answers, refer to the reflection journal.

Check any of the activities you're doing.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.Albert Einstein

Flexibility

If you wish to save the blank form or print your answers, refer to the reflection journal.

Check any of the activities you're doing.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Set Your Plan

If you wish to save the blank form or print your answers, refer to the reflection journal. Consider planning the details of how you'll make an activity happen this month.

  • When am I going to do it? (time of day)
  • How often will I do it? (how many days of the week)
  • For how long will I d​o it? (how long is each activity session)
  • Who can help keep me stick to my plan?
  • How will I track or measure the results?

Remember: If you’re feeling overwhelmed, try taking smaller steps when getting started.

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.John F. Kennedy

Monitor Progress

Use tools to help build your skills, track your progress, and keep you motivated. We know tracking activity (using a pedometer or activity journal) helps people stay committed to their activity goals. Staying committed to your activity goals will help you get and keep the health benefits you’re looking for, like keeping off any the weight you may have lost.

If you wish to save the blank form or print your answers, refer to the reflection journal. Check the tools you could use to track your activity below:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.Author unknown

Support

You can come back to this self-learning module to review the information and try new ways of doing things. There’s so much to know and it’s not always easy. Even athletes need lots of support to help them stay on track and their monitor progress.

Don’t do this alone. Use the many supports around you that can help you with your choices.

  • Talk to your family doctor about this self-learning module and your health choices.
  • Use the resources available to you. You can find more information in the Resources Section of this module.
  • You can choose to share your decision with friends, family, people you work with, or even social media if you feel that they can be a source of encouragement for you. You may end up helping them by becoming their inspiration.
Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement —and we will make the goal.Jerome Fleishman