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Physical Activity Resources

There are many organizations that offer credible and practical resources on physical activity. Use these resources for ideas on how to incorporate activity into your daily life.

Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults

From the National Institute on Aging, learn the benefits of exercise for older adults, how to get started, exercises to try, and how to stay active.

Go4Life

Go4Life is an exercise and physical activity campaign, from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, designed to help older adults fit exercise and physical activity into their daily life.

HealthFinder

HealthFinder has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations to bring you reliable health information.

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

The Federal Government issued its first-ever Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans in 2008. These guidelines describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits to Americans.

Physical Activity: Strategies and Resources

The CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity provides physical activity strategies and resources for state and local programs to make healthy living easier for all Americans.

We Can!

We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) is a national movement, from the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children ages 8 to 13 maintain a healthy weight.

Youth Compendium of Physical Activities

The Youth Compendium of Physical Activities provides a list of 196 common activities in which youth participate and the estimated energy cost associated with each activity. Launched by the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research in collaboration with CDC, NIH, USDA, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Physical Activity for People with Disabilities

Various resources from healthfinder.gov to help individuals with disabilities maintain an active lifestyle.

Physical Activity is for Everybody

Five easy steps from the CDC that healthcare providers can follow to help adults with disabilities increase their physical activity.

Content created by President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition
Content last reviewed on June 21, 2018