By finding ways to get active every day, you can make a big difference in your health — today, tomorrow and in the future. Check out some of the immediate and long-term benefits of physical activity:

IMMEDIATE BENEFITS

  • More energy.
  • Improved mental health and mood.
  • Better sleep.
  • Stronger bones and muscles.
  • Improved posture.
  • Improved flexibility and balance.
  • Kids will perform better in school

LONG-TERM BENEFITS

  • Feel better – can improve happiness and confidence
  • A healthier weight — with lower chances of being overweight or obese.
  • Stronger immune system.
  • A longer life.
  • Reduced risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and some cancers.

Ready to get moving? Find tons of ways to stay active here.