Active People, Healthy NationSM is a national initiative led by CDC to help 27 million Americans become more physically active by 2027. Increased physical activity can improve health, quality of life, and reduce health care costs.
These improvements can help reduce the risk of at least 20 chronic diseases and conditions and provide effective treatment for many of these conditions. Other potential benefits include better school performance and improved military readiness. Building active and walkable communities can help support local economies, result in less air pollution, and create more cohesive communities.
AARP recently promoted the program in it’s recent newsletter for its alignment with age-friendly themes and focus areas.
CDC will monitor these physical activity levels through the National Health Interview Survey and the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Learn more about physical activity basics.
For more information, visit the CDC’s website for the campaign here.