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Physical Activity

Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases.

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Cover: Youth Compendium of Physical Activities
Youth Compendium of Physical Activities
A helpful list of 196 common activities in which youth participate and the estimated energy cost associated with each activity.
Cover: Status Report for Step it Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities
Status Report for Step it Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities [PDF-1.24MB]
The report summarizes the state of walking and walkability when the Call to Action, as well as selected activities done since the release to sustain the messages and promote the goals established by the U.S. Surgeon General.
Icon: APHN Role of Public Health
Active People, Healthy Nation
A national initiative by CDC and its partners. Our goal is to save lives and protect health by helping 25 million Americans become more physically active
Role of Public Health [PDF-1.15MB]
At a Glance [PDF-1.37MB]
Cover: Status Report for Step it Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities

Status Report for Step it Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities [PDF-1.24MB]
The Status Report summarizes the state of walking and walkability when the Call to Action was released, as well as selected activities done since the release to sustain the messages and promote the goals established by the U.S. Surgeon General.

Physical Activity Builds a Healthy Strong America

Physical Activity Builds a Healthy and Strong America [PDF-1.06MB]
This infographic outlines the effects inadequate physical activity has on our nation’s health, economy and military readiness. It also emphasizes the many health, safety, and community benefits increased physical activity can offer.

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