Find differences in location and race/ethnicity.
Improve health, quality of life, and reduce healthcare costs
Environmental Supports for Physical Activity National Health Interview Survey, 2015
Physical activity helps you immediately feel better, function better, and sleep better. It also reduces anxiety. Learn more about the immediate and long-term health benefits of physical activity for adults and for children.
Why it matters, what CDC is doing, and making a difference
Statistics, reports, and surveillance systems
Strategies to increase physical activity
Physical activity at work and worksite walking programs
In The Spotlight
- Health Equity
Physical activity is embedded in initiatives, programs, and priorities to remove environmental and systemic barriers to health.
- What’s Your Role?
Active People, Healthy Nation℠ has a new information hub with case studies and other sector-specific information to promote physical activity. Learn how people in different sectors can promote physical activity for individuals and help create active communities for everyone.
- Progress and New Directions in Physical Activity Surveillance
This supplement of the Journal of Physical Activity & Health examines up to 20-year trends in aerobic, muscle-strengthening, and sitting behavior among adults and youth in the US. The supplement also discusses the history of these surveillance data, and explores future directions, opportunities, and challenges for national physical activity surveillance.
- Complete Streets Maps [PDF-12.6MB]
These updated maps by the National Complete Streets Coalition show the adoption of state, local, and regional Complete Streets Policies from 2000 to 2020 across the United States.
- Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Scientific Report
This report summarizes the scientific evidence on physical activity and health, and will be used by the government to develop the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
Check out the latest state initiatives related to nutrition, physical activity, overweight and obesity
Learn how people of all ages and conditions can benefit from more physical activity.