Physical Activity

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 Surveillanceexternal icon
    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 icon[PDF-12.6MB]external icon
    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 Reportexternal icon
    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.

State and Local Programs

Check out the latest state initiatives related to nutrition, physical activity, overweight and obesity

Lack of Physical Activity

Learn how people of all ages and conditions can benefit from more physical activity.

Recursos en Español

Spanish language physical activity resources for every stage of life.