If you're new to exercise, or have struggled with it in the past, talk with your doctor about your workout plan. After that, start by incorporating more activity into your daily life. For instance:
- If you always take the elevator, try the stairs.
- If you try to park next to the door of wherever you're going, park further away and walk.
- If your habit is to eat at your desk, take a 10- to 20-minute walk first, then have your lunch (or take a walk after you eat).
- Instead of watching TV all day Saturday and Sunday, plan active weekends. Go to the park, take a walking tour, ride your bike, or row a boat.