Have you ever considered what motivates you to exercise? Keep in mind that not all physical activities may fit your "fitness personali1y." If you're finding it difficult to be physically active for 30 minutes a day on 5 or more days of the week, you may want to figure out which activities are best for you. Take this quiz from the American Institute for Cancer Research to help you identify your "fitness personali1y."
To find your score, give yourself points as follows:
a = 1 point;
b = 2 points;
c = 3 points
If you scored:
6 - 9 points - you're a Self-Motivator!
10 - 14 points - you're a Team Player!
15-18 points - you're Spontaneous!
Self-Motivators: You like structure and organization but may find yourself losing interest in your usual activities. Try adding something new to your routine. Communi1y Health Improvement offers programs that teach adults how to use step counters to monitor physical activi1y or exercise bands to build strength. For more information, call 851-3222.
Team Players: To you, exercise is a way to socialize. Try signing up for an exercise class, forming a walking group, or joining a sports team or league like bowling or tennis. You and a group of friends can form a team to increase your minutes of physical activi1y in Shape Up PA Fitness Challenge. To learn more about this new and exciting fitness initiative, call 1-888-4454559 or visit www.shapeuppa.org.
Spontaneous Types: You love freedom. A call from a friend to take a hike or a walk to the store for an unexpected item may be what motivates you to be active. These activities are good, but be sure to include a variety of moderate intensity activities on 5 or more days of the week.