Physical Activity

General Information



Access Physical Activity Resources for Health Professionals

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Includes recommendations and guidelines, facts sheets, press releases, and more.


Healthy People 2020 logo Read the Healthy People 2020 Physical Activity and Fitness Objectives

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.


Image of Active at Any Size booklet cover Be Active at Any Size

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.


Photograph of a middle aged woman doing a sit-up. Learn the Benefits of Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults

DHHS. NIH. National Institute on Aging.

Features pictures, video clips, and quizzes. The "Frequently Asked Questions" section addresses nutrition and equipment needs.


Learn How Much Physical Activity You Need

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Statistics


Get Physical Activity Facts

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Get Exercise or Physical Activity Prevalence Statistics

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Health Statistics.


Read Guidelines for Children's Physical Activity

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Online Calculators, Games & Tutorials


Use the Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.


Download SPARK Physical Education Lesson Plans

Find PE games or get new PE ideas appropriate for early childhood through middle school.


Read "Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth" (PDF | 2.20 MB)

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.


Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans cover Read the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion.

A Spanish Guidebook (PDF 770KB) and a Spanish fact sheet (PDF 600KB) are also available.