Get Moving, Your Way - Run, Walk, Dance, Play
Many diet-related diseases (including obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and bone health) are not only associated with the way we eat; but they're also coupled with our lack of physical activity. Understanding this connection can help us see food as a means to energize our movement.
The following amount of weekly activity is recommended:
It's just as important to enjoy our exercise. We don’t always need to hit our hardest climb. Instead, go up the stairs regularly, walk off a meal, take a work break by jogging, ride your bike with family and friends, play with your dog, dance with buds, you name it. All these healthy movements count:
Onto the Resources!
Physical Activity and Nutrition are Closely Linked:
We know that not everyone has a safe environment for exercise. Squeeze in a moment for indoor activities. Try some of these videos:
- Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion campaign videos
- Spend Smart. Eat Smart. workouts for beginners and cardio intervals
- North Carolina Cooperative Extension body workouts
- National Institute on Aging's exercises for seniors
- The University of Maine Cooperative Extensions' fitness ideas
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital's youth getting active
Body Workouts, Step-By-Step:
If you're a non-profit, agency or organization looking for some evidence-based physical activity programs for your community, check these links.
- Center of Disease Control and Prevention's recommended programs
- Evidence-based Walk with Ease Program
Get fact sheets, posters, videos, and interactive tools from these links!
- Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's Move Your Way Campaign
- Yoga for Kids from Arkansas Research and Extension
- Get Moving-Get Healthy from Rutgers Family and Community Health Sciences
- Live Healthy Pennsylvania
See what the experts have to say!
- Penn State Cooperative Extensions' Fitness and Exercise blogs by their nutrition experts
- Daily movement for the elderly from NPR
- A beginner’s guide to working out from Healthline