Welcome to Week Four!

Understanding Physical Activity

All too often, we feel like we have to endure our workouts. Instead, let's explore how we can enjoy our time being physically active. By choosing things we like to do, we are more likely to do it, and continue doing it! It is important to start slow, but we recommend working up to at least 150 minutes of "moderate" physical activity each week. That's just 30 minutes, 5 days per week. Check out the resources below to help identify what types of activity you enjoy, what the right effort level is for YOU and how you can keep the momentum going. 

WEEK FOUR: Understanding Physical Activity

Join Katrina and Sonya as they share tips and resources on how to create a plan for making physical activity fun and forever!


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Week Four Worksheets

The lessons and resources in week four are designed to help you identify the types of physical activity that you enjoy, what level of activity is right for you, and how to continue to progress in your physical fitness.

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What's included this week?

Create a Physical Activity Plan: Looking to establish a physical activity routine? Use this resource to explore what will work best for you and put a plan in place.

FITT Principle: Has your progress stalled or are you wanting to challenge yourself with your physical activity routine? Explore the FITT principle to shake up your physical activity routine. 


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More from Around the Web

In addition to the Y resources listed above, be sure to check out these other valuable health and wellness tools.

MyPlate Tools: There is so much confusion about how and what to eat to support health and wellness. Use this simple tool to build your healthy plate at mealtime!

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Peer Support & Idea Sharing

Private Facebook Support Group

Join our private Facebook group to connect with other members of the program. Here you can share ideas, recipes, favorite Virtual Y classes, and get support and accountability from people on the same journey to wellness!

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Looking Ahead at Week Five


Next week, we will learn how we can balance a healthy plate to include foods we enjoy and also explore how to balance our physical activity routine to incorporate the different elements of physical fitness. 



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