Any movement is good movement

You’ve likely heard it before, but it’s true. Physical activity is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle and losing weight. However, incorporating it as part of your daily life can feel daunting. Instead of making drastic changes, we will help you identify areas in your life where you can add movement in a way that feels possible. Not only can movement help you lose weight — and maintain weight loss — but it may also give you more energy, improve your mood and decrease your risk for chronic conditions.

Starting small

You don’t need a gym membership to get started. The goal is simple: Sit less and move more. After all, there are many different levels of movement. Below are a few ways to start:

  • Take the stairs when possible
  • Take a 10-minute walk on your lunch break
  • Park farther away at your workplace or when running errands
  • Stretch for 5 minutes each day
  • Get up from your desk and take a quick walk as often as you can 
  • Take a dance break 
  • Spend time gardening

Focus on one day at a time

The goal is to do something active every day. There will be some days when you do more and others when you will do less — and that’s OK. By focusing on your movement goals for each day, hopefully you’ll find it easier to be consistent and not let one missed day of movement turn into several days.

You’re not alone

When you set your goals, you’ll be working with a care team invested in your success. Working together, they’ll help you to create goals that will help you lose weight and keep it off. The scariest and hardest part of diet and exercise is getting started. But once you get moving, your team, especially your coach, will help to build on your successes.


When it comes to movement recommendations and exercise tips, there is a deep well of information at your fingertips. Click the links below to learn more about the benefits of exercise and how you can increase your level of movement and activity:

Discover United Well-being

Find simple ways to add more movement to your day! Check out United Well-being’s Fitness Resources, like Peloton and One Pass, to help you get moving.