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Physical Activity Guidelines -- Introduction

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Published on Feb 16, 2012

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/e...

Muscle-strengthening activities -- what counts?
http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/e...

Videos on Strength Training:

At Home
http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/e...

At a Gym
http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/e...

Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/...

This video can also be viewed at http://streaming.cdc.gov/vod.php?id=f...

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