Physical Activity & Exercise

06/24/2016

Exercise Benefits

• Controlled weight
• Increased chances of longer life
• Strengthened muscles and bones
• Improved mental health and mood
• Improved balance in daily activities (especially, if you’re an older adult)
• Reduced risk of illness and disease (such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers)

Have a chronic medical condition?

Ask your doctor about physical activity if you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic condition such as diabetes, heart disease, or osteoarthritis or have symptoms such as chest discomfort, dizziness, or joint pain.

Fitness Tips

Tip 1: Be safe.
Tip 2: Enjoy yourself.
Tip 3: Diversify, creating new physical challenges.
Tip 4: Commit to 2 hours and 30 minutes of medium to high energy activity each week.

Ways to Stay Fit from A to Z

• Aerial Art
• Aerobics
• Baseball
• Basketball
• Biking
• Bowling
• Catchball
• Canoeing
• Dancing
• Football
• Golfing
• Circuit Training
• Hiking
• Hockey
• Hula Hooping
• Ice Skating
• Jump Roping
• Line Dancing • Karate
• Kayaking
• Paddle Boarding • Pilates
• Running
• Skating
• Skiing
• Soccer
• Stairs Climbing • Surfing
• Swimming
• Tennis
• Trampoline
• Ultimate Frisbee
• Walking
• Weight Lifting
• Yoga
• Zumba
 

For more information on fitness programs in general, you can contact your health care provider, Concentra health specialist, visit the CDC's website, or health.gov.