Everyone can benefit from physical
- Older adults
No one is too old to enjoy the benefits of regular physical activity.
Evidence indicates that muscle-strengthening exercises can reduce the
risk of falling and fracturing bones and can improve the ability to
- Parents and children
Parents can help their children maintain a physically active lifestyle
by providing encouragement and opportunities for physical activity.
Families can plan outings and events that allow and encourage everyone
in the family to be active.
Regular physical activity improves strength, builds lean muscle, and
decreases body fat. Activity can build stronger bones to last a
- People trying to manage their weight
Regular physical activity burns calories while preserving lean muscle
mass. Regular physical activity is a key component of any weight-loss
or weight-management effort.
- People with high blood pressure
Regular physical activity helps lower blood pressure.
- People with physical disabilities,
Regular physical activity can help people with chronic, disabling
conditions improve their stamina and muscle strength. It also can
improve psychological well-being and quality of life by increasing the
ability to perform the activities of daily life.
- Everyone under stress, including
persons experiencing anxiety or depression
Regular physical activity improves one's mood, helps relieve
depression, and increases feelings of well-being.