Physical Activity

Physical activity is key to improving the health of the nation. Based on the latest science, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans is a flagship resource for health professionals and policymakers that provides recommendations on how everyone can improve their health through regular physical activity. Learn ways to help people understand the benefits of physical activity and how to make it a part of their regular routine.

Newington Senior and Disabled Center: Staying Flexible and Keeping It Creative to Meet Older Adults’ Needs

This blog post is part of a spotlight series featuring examples of programs and community design changes that get older adults moving. The posts were first published as part of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Implementation Strategies for Older Adults and highlight ways to apply strategies from the report in different settings.

Thank You for Celebrating National Physical Fitness and Sports Month with ODPHP!

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month graphic

With the month of May behind us, we are reflecting on another wonderful and successful observance of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and Older Americans Month. This year, ODPHP and its partners used these observances to highlight the integral role of physical activity in preserving our mental health and maintaining good overall health as we age...

ICYMI: HHS and PCSFN National Press Club Headliner Event on Youth Physical Activity, Sports, and Mental Health

On Tuesday, May 28th, the U.S. Department of Health, and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Health, along with members of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (Council), discussed the challenges and opportunities for improving the mental health and well-being of Americans through physical activity...