Physical Activity Guidelines -- Introduction

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Why does physical activity matter? Regular physical activity can produce long term health benefits by reducing your risk of many health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes. It can also increase your chances of living longer, help you control your weight, and even help you sleep better. This video explains the Physical Activity Guidelines, and will help you understand how much activity you need. It also explains aerobic activity and muscle strength training.

For more information on the Physical Activity Guidelines.

How much Physical Activity Do You Need?
http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/index.html

Muscle-strengthening activities -- what counts?
http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/adults.html#Musclestr...

Videos on Strength Training:

At Home
http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/videos/index.html#MuscleHome

At a Gym
http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/videos/index.html#MuscleGym

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  • I had no idea being´╗┐ physically active could help improve the quality of life..I will have to try that

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