About Physical Activity
Physical Activity is one of the best things people can do to improve their health. It is vital for healthy aging and can reduce the burden of chronic diseases and prevent early death.
Active people generally live longer and are at less risk for serious health problems like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and some cancers. For people with chronic diseases, physical activity can help manage these conditions and complications. For more information on why physical activity matters, what CDC is doing to educate the public about the benefits of physical activity, and how CDC’s work is making a difference, explore the options below.
- Page last reviewed: February 4, 2019
- Page last updated: February 4, 2019
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