(HealthDay News) -- When you set goals for your exercise program, they can help you stay on track. But it's important to set goals that are realistic.
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests how to set exercise targets:
- Talk to your doctor about exercise, and set up time on your calendar to work out.
- Establish long-term goals, including incremental increases to your exercise plan.
- Make your goals specific and measurable so you can gauge whether or not you're meeting them.
- Make your goals attainable and realistic.
- Make your goals relevant to living a healthier, longer life.
- Set realistic time limits for achieving your goals.
-- Diana Kohnle
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