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Physical Activity

Health & Human Services - 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
Phone:  (214) 819-5115
E-mail:  chronic.disease@dallascounty.org


Why is Physical Activity Important?

Physical Activity is one of the best ways to improve health. It is vital for healthy aging and can reduce the burden of chronic diseases. Benefits of physical activity includes the following:

  • Lowers risk of chronic diseases
  • Improves mental health
  • Improves cognitive function
  • Reduces arthritis symptoms
  • Prevents weight gain

Read More:  About Physical Activity

Types of Physical Activity

Physical Activity is anything that gets your body moving. It is recommended that adults get 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity per week. Brisk walking, doing housework, cycling, swimming, playing sports etc. are all great ways to get active.

Read More:  Physical Activity Basics