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Tips for Active Living

Walk Whenever Possible
  • Walk, bike, or take the bus instead of driving whenever you can.
  • Walk your children or grandchildren to school.
  • Take the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator.
  • Go for a half-hour walk instead of watching TV.
  • Park farther from the store and walk.
Move More in Your Home
  • Spend time doing gardening and yard work.
  • Make home repairs, and ask your children to help with active chores.
Live Actively
  • Choose an activity that fits into your daily life/lives.
  • Join an exercise group.
  • Pace the sidelines at kids' athletic games instead of sitting.
  • Use an exercise video if the weather is bad.
  • Avoid labor-saving devices, such as a remote control or electric mixers.
  • Dance to music with your friends or family.

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Center for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
1400 Parkmoor Avenue, Ste. 120 B
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: 408-793-2700
Fax: 408-793-2731

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Our mission is to prevent disease and injury and create environments that promote and protect the community's health.