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Physical Activity

In PA, we rank 33rd most physically inactive state in the U.S. Roughly 25% of Pennsylvanians are physically inactive. It is important to get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise every day to have the best health outcomes. The following are resources to help you learn more about how to become more physically active and improve your health, such as lowering your risk for heart disease, decreasing your weight and BMI, and more.

Local Resources

  • America Walks
    America Walks helps create healthy, happy, economically vibrant communities around the simple act of walking. Learn how to make your community a great place to walk!
  • CDC
    Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases.
  • Elder Gym
    Ready To Become Stronger And More Independent?
  • Every Body Walk!
    “Our philosophy in public health is to make the right thing to do the easy thing to do,”
  • Healthy Adams County
    Healthy Adams County is an ongoing collaborative effort to improve the health and wellness of our community.
  • Healthy York County Coalition
    For more than two decades Coalition volunteers have worked to advocate for policy change, establish programs and services, and produce and distribute educational materials. The Coalition's work is driven by a strategic framework of goals anchored by three key tenants: assessment, collaboration and mobilization.
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
    President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition
  • WalkWorks
    If you have been looking for an easy, fun, and free way to increase your physical activity, seize the opportunity! Walking is a great way to improve your health and have fun with your family and friends of all ages.
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
    WHO defines physical activity as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure – including activities undertaken while working, playing, carrying out household chores, travelling, and engaging in recreational pursuits.

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