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    Choosing the right fitness activities is a key to a successful fitness program. Answering these questions can help.

    • Do you prefer being active by yourself or with others?
    • Do you enjoy being outdoors when possible, or do you prefer the security, reliability, and consistency of an indoor fitness setting?
    • Do you prefer activities that involve some contact (racquetball, soccer, basketball) or no contact?
    • Do you prefer competition with others, with yourself, or no competition at all?
    • Do you prefer activities that also involve some mental challenge or strategy, or do you prefer not to have to think or concentrate while being active?
    • Does your body function best in the morning, midday, or evening?
    • With your current schedule, which part of the day will work best for fitting in physical activity?
    • How much money are you willing to spend on gear or other expenses related to an activity?
    • Are you interested in taking classes or getting instruction to learn a new activity?
    • Do you prefer "everyday" activities such as gardening to more structured activities?
    • Are you willing to go to an exercise facility, such as a gym, or do you prefer exercise you do at home?

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

    Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

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