How much physical activity do you need each week?
What can physical activity do for you?
You may have heard the good things you can
gain from regular physical activity.
Check off which of these benefits you hope to get from active living:
Increase my chances of living longer
Feel better about myself
Have less chance of becoming depressed
Sleep better at night
Help me look good
Be in shape
Get around better
Have stronger muscles and bones
Help me stay at or get to a healthy weight
Be with friends or meet new people
Enjoy myself and have fun
Did you know?
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released on January 31, 2011, emphasizes three major goals for Americans:
1. Balance calories with physical activity to manage weight.
2. Consume more of certain foods and nutrients such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, and seafood includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts.
3. Consume fewer foods with sodium (salt), saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, added sugars, and refined grains.