If physical activity were a pill, it would be the most widely prescribed medication on the market.
- Physical activity prevents many diseases like diabetes, heart disease, some cancers and obesity.
- Physical activity improves moods and helps to prevent depression and anxiety.
- Physically active people feel better, look better, and feel younger, too.
"Physical Activity is the
wonder drug." --Thomas R. Frieden,
MD, MPH, Director, Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention
Physical activity is a public health priority impacting nearly every aspect of health.
Lack of physical activity, combined with a poor diet, is the second leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States and a huge economic burden on the state. Increasing dependence on cars, televisions, computers and other similar conveniences make physical activity less a part of our daily lives.