|Hypertension Self Management: Physical Activity|
Get Moving! Easy Tips to Get Active
The American Heart Association has a robust website dedicated to resources related to physical activity.
Additional links from the homepage include:
- Fitness Basics – Do it for you. Click here for this link.
- Walking - Take the first step. Click here for this link.
How to Keep Track of Physical Activity and Healthy Eating
This resource from the American Heart Association includes a worksheet for keeping track of daily physical activity and dietary intake.
Be Active Your Way - A Guide for Adults
This document was developed by the Department of Health and Human Services and discusses various ways to incorporate physical activity into your lifestyle.
A Guide to Physical Activity
This resource provides a general guide to physical activity and includes examples of moderate-intensity amounts of physical activity.
Physical Activity Basics
This website reference from the CDC discusses basic concepts about physical activity and differentiates exercises recommendations based on age groups. This website also has additional links to video tutorials for various exercises.
Tips to Help You Get Active
The following link includes basic information about physical activity as well as tips to help you get active. There are also sample worksheets to help you track goals and progress.
Physical Activity Guidelines
The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines were designed for healthcare providers, however may be helpful for patients to understand the benefits of physical activity and how to make it a part of their regular routine.
Basic Physical Activity Information
The American Diabetes Association provides the following reference as a basic overview about physical activity.