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
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