Regular physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your health. Physical activity can be any movement – walking, biking, dancing, and sports – as long as you are having fun. You can even break it up into 10-minute bursts throughout the day. It all adds up!
Along with healthy eating, physical activity helps you to:
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Reduce your risk for diseases like diabetes, heart disease
and some cancers
- Build strong muscles and bones
- Improve your mental health and mood
To stay healthy, aim for:
Children and teens: at least 60 minutes each day.
Adults: at least 30 minutes each day.
Get Healthy Philly aims to make it easier to be active in Philadelphia. Here's how we are helping people to increase their physical activity:
- Active Schools: Increasing opportunities for physical activity
before, during and after school, including fitness clubs,
movement breaks, and socialized recess.
Active Communities: Promoting use of Philadelphia's many free parks, trails and pools; providing fun and affordable fitness programs in recreation centers.
Active Transportation: Creating new bike lanes and safety programs to help people safely walk and bike to work; promoting
public transit; increasing safe routes for kids to walk and ride to school.