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Physical Activity

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Different ways to increase physical activity at home, at work, and at play.

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

10 tips for becoming more active as a family. Also available in Spanish.

HHS. President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provides evidence-based guidance to help Americans maintain or improve their health through physical activity.

HHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

If you're thinking, "How can I meet the guidelines each week?" don't worry. You'll be surprised by the variety of activities you have to choose from.

HHS. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Weight-control Information Network

Learn about being active at any size while having fun and feeling good doing it.

HHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Fit physical activity into your life your way with this guide that helps you decide on the number of days, types of activities, and times that fit your schedule.

HHS. President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition

Discover ways to get moving! It's time to be active, get healthy, and have some fun!

HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Details a sample walking program designed to increase cardiovascular health and lower blood pressure.

HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Weight-control Information Network

Provides background information for the Sisters Together initiative, designed to encourage African American women to be physically active and eat healthier foods.

HHS. President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition

Learn how physical activity can improve your overall health.

HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging

It’s too cold, too hot, rainy, icy, or snowy outside today. It’s true that older adults can be affected by heat and cold more than others, but bad weather is no excuse to cancel your exercise for the day! With a little creativity, you can be active indoors in a variety of ways.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Find a list of physical activities you can do indoors.

HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Library of Medicine

Provides information on physical activity and the body's use of calories as well as illustrations and definitions. Also in Spanish.

HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Obesity Education Initiative

Find information on the benefits of physical activity, examples of moderate physical activity, and advice for beginners.