Physical inactivity is one factor that contributes to the steady rise in rates of obesity, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. This podcast gives information and resources to help make your community a place that makes healthy living easier. Created: 3/12/2013 by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).
Date Released: 3/12/2013. Series Name: CDC Featured Podcasts.
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As the days get longer and the weather warms, people of all ages will start to spring into action! Spring is a great time to breathe fresh air, stretch your arms and legs, and get physically active outdoors.
Lack of physical activity contributes to obesity, heart disease, stroke, and other chronic health conditions. Fortunately, many communities are making it easier and safer to be physically active. Neighborhoods across the country are working together to create more public spaces for walking, running, biking, and other physical activities.
Adults should get at least one hundred and fifty minutes of physical activity each week and children should get sixty minutes a day. If you find it hard to walk to a local recreation center, park, or playground, learn how to make your neighborhood a place that makes healthy living easier.