Congratulations! You have decided to
make an important change that will improve your overall health.
Here are some suggestions for being physically active at home:
Begin with an activity
that you like!
Just make sure it gets you
moving! The best activity is something you will look forward
• Did you like jumping rope as a kid? This is still
a great way to get your heart pumping. And once you've
bought the rope, it's free!
• Got a VCR? Check out the selection of fitness
videos at your local library or video store. Who knows?
Maybe your family will do it with you!
• Get down on the floor. Basic sit-ups, modified
push-ups (on your knees), and gentle stretching are great
activities to build into your routine.
When you are outside, you can go walking,
biking, and jogging. But you can also get physical activity from gardening,
raking leaves, and playing with your children at the playground.
Learn a new activity!
You can learn new activities with your friends at the
local community center or YMCA. Check out these fun and
healthy activities you can do together!
This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in cooperation with the
Maryland Department of Human Resources and the University of Maryland. The University of Maryland Extension
will not discriminate against any person because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation,
physical or mental disability,
religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information,
and gender identity or expression.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
assistance to people
with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more,
contact the Maryland Department of Human Resources at 1-800-332-6347 or apply online at www.marylandsail.org.