Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, reduces your risk for many chronic diseases, helps control weight, and strengthens muscles, bones and joints. Fitting regular exercise into your daily schedule may seem difficult at first, but the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans are more flexible than ever, giving you the freedom to reach your physical activity goals through different types and amounts of activities each week. It’s easier than you think!
Proper nutrition is critical to good health. Priorities from the CDC to improve nutrition include increasing access to healthy foods and beverages and promoting the adoption of the Food Service Guidelines or other nutrition standards.