Physical activity

 
Physical activity

It's one of the most important things you can do for your health. Getting your move on in whatever way, shape or form you choose has powerful and lasting benefits to your body and mind. Physical activity helps maintain a healthy weight. It reduces your risk of heart disease and diabetes. It can reduce the risk for some types of cancer. It strengthens your bones and muscles. It gives your mood a boost, and helps promote better mental health. And it can help you live a longer, healthier — and stronger — life.

Physical activity can take many forms, and it doesn't have to happen at a gym. It can be walking the mall or gardening. Pushing your child in a swing at the park or dancing at a club. Playing an amateur game of tennis or vacuuming your living room.

Every little bit of movement counts. It's the sitting still that gets us in trouble.

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