Imagine Action is a physical activity
program designed to help you find ways to increase your level
of physical activity. The program was developed by the Health
Promotion Program, Tompkins County Health Department, and
the Tompkins County Health Planning Council.
On the whole, New York State residents are
too sedentary. A sedentary lifestyle is known to be a major
risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease, the most
common cause of death in NY state. Imagine Action helps
you find the best way to make physical activity a regular
part of your lifestyle.
Find the best way
for you to be more physically active.
Everyone can be active.
Physical activity is not just health clubs
Physical activity is also taking stairs instead
of the elevator, parking to get a 5-minute walk to your destination,
doing exercises or stretches at your desk, or taking a walk
break instead of a coffee break.
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Set your own goal.
Think about your day-to-day level of physical
Now, imagine the highest level you could achieve
at the end of a 6-week program. Your goal should be reasonable
and achievable, yet with enough challenge to sustain your
In Imagine Action you will keep a log of when
you do some physical activity. Imagine Action has a point
system to help you do this. For every 10 minutes of physical
activity which is at least as strenuous as a brisk walk, you
award yourself one point. You decide what should be your personal
minimum point goal.
Keep track of your activity levels and your
point totals for 6-weeks. Aim for points at least 4 days a
What you can win.
You can win prizes with a minimum of just
4 points a week.
Plus, you can handle stress better, sleep better,
gain strength, lift your spirits, and overall just feel better.
Sign up with a buddy
and get extra support and encouragement.
Form teams to get the extra incentive of competition.
Choose what you like to do.
Make activity part of your life.
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