Physical Activity

Physical activity is important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In combination with healthy eating, it can help prevent a range of chronic diseases that include heart disease, cancer and stroke — three leading causes of death. Physical activity can help control weight, build lean muscle, reduce fat and promote strong bone, muscle and joint development.

Use this section to learn ways to reduce your risk of obesity and how to bring healthy active choices to life, for both you and your family.

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