Regular physical activity is good for everyone’s health, and people of all ages and body types can be physically active. National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active.
Here are just a few benefits of physical activity:
- Children and adolescents – Improve muscular fitness, bone health, and heart health
- Adults – Lower the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer
- Older adults – Lower the risk of falls and improve cognitive functioning (like learning and judgment skills)
- Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for everyone to get more physical activity.
How can National Physical Fitness and Sports Month make a difference?
We can use this month to raise awareness about the benefits of physical activity – and spread the word about fun ways to get moving!
Last updated: May 3, 2019