Regular physical activity improves health, fitness, and quality of life for adults and children. The good news is that for people who are inactive, even small increases in physical activity have been shown to have health benefits. Adding a few physical activities to your daily routine is easier than you might think!
This site provides information on physical activity recommendations for Americans, activities you can do at NIH, and tips to be active at home.  There are tips you can use to help you make time to be more active even when you have very little “free” time.  Use the tools on this site to assess your current activity level, find activities you enjoy doing, and set goals you can meet over time. 
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Learn How To

  • Choose among different types of aerobic and muscle strengthening physical activities
  • Track your current activity level
  • Find NIH fitness facilities, training, classes, and many other resources that are available to NIH employees
  • Add activities you can enjoy with your family and friends
Mark Your Calendar
Towel Stretch with Charissa
Functional Fitness: Rotary Stability with Shannon
Upright Cardio Tabata with Ashley
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Physical Activity for Everyone (Videos )
Physical Activity: Practical Tips and Action Steps (Video) 
Try These Tools
The MyPlate Plan shows your food group targets – what and how much to eat within your calorie allowance. Your food plan is personalized, based on your age, sex, height, weight, and physical activity level. 
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