Physical Activity

Tips for Increasing Physical Activity

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

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

Ten Tips: Be an Active Family

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

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

Guide to Physical Activity

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. Obesity Education Initiative.

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

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

Understand the types and amounts of physical activity that offer important health benefits.

Indoor Physical Activities (PDF | 232KB)

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Find a list of physical activities you can do indoors.

Indoor Activities

DHHS. NIH. 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.

Importance of Physical Activity

The President's Council on Fitness, Sport & Nutrition.

Learn how physical activity can improve your overall health.

Adding Physical Activity to Your Life

DHHS. 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.

MedlinePlus: Physical Activity

DHHS. NIH. 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.

Ways to Be Active

President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

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

Active at Any Size

DHHS. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

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

Walking: A Step in the Right Direction

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

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

Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. 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.

Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults (PDF | 1.1MB)

DHHS. 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.