I Choose Campaign

I Choose Campaign | Making Health Easier | CDC

Being physically active is one of the most important steps to being healthy, but fitting in the time to be active can be a challenge. Being active together with your family makes it easier to find the time and benefits everyone.

Most communities have low- or no-cost resources that you can use to stay active and be healthier. You can find resources like community centers, parks, walking paths, and events – from your local Department of Parks and Recreation. Or, search “parks and playgrounds near me” to find more.

Ideas for Getting Active

I Choose to explore a nearby park

Explore a nearby park

I Choose to kick a ball around

Kick a ball around

I Choose to play tag at a playground

Play tag at a playground

Importance of Physical Activity

Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases. Because youth learn a lot from their families, families that enjoy regular physical activity together can help their children enjoy it as well – building healthy habits for the future.

I Choose to walk the dog

Walk the dog

Join the growing number of families discovering free and easy ways to make family time, active time.

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For more information, see CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO), DNPAO’s Physical Activity page, and DNPAO’s Facebook page.

Page last reviewed: June 4, 2019