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Help a Loved One Get More Active: Quick tips

Lots of people struggle to get enough physical activity. If someone you care about is having a hard time getting active, you can help. Here are some tips to get you started.

Suggest activities you can do together.

Make it part of your regular routine.

Be understanding.

What are your loved one’s reasons for not being more active? Maybe he or she feels overwhelmed or embarrassed. Ask what you can do to be supportive.

Recognize small efforts.

Choose healthy gifts.

For birthdays or special rewards, choose gifts that encourage your loved one to be more active. Some ideas include: