Health Tip: Log Your Exercise

Suggestions for keeping an activity journal

(HealthDay News) -- You may have tried tracking what you eat, but how about logging your daily exercise?

Keeping tabs on your activity routine may even inspire you to do more.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions on what to track in your exercise journal:

  • Write down every physical activity that you do each day, including what you do and how long you spend doing it.
  • Don't just log going for a run or lifting weights. Everyday chores that burn calories count, too. Track activities such as cleaning and vacuuming, or even walking the dog.
  • Keep the journal with you, so you can write things down before you forget.
  • Commit to entering information in the journal every day.
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