Exercise and physical fitness is important to maintain good health. Regular exercise helps you control your weight and blood pressure, it also lowers your risk for some cancers and can even boost your mood.
- Exercise & Physical Fitness (MedlinePlus)
- Exercise and Physical Activity (National Institute on Aging)
- Get Active (Healthfinder.gov) [Easy-to-Read]
- Physical Activity Basics (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Guide to Physical Activity (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute)
- Staying Active at Any Size (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
These sites allow patients to discuss their experiences with illnesses, treatments, and other health matters. Any information or opinions posted are those of the forum users themselves and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.
Mobile apps and tools give you easy-to-use information and resources that can help you get and stay healthy. For tips on choosing apps, see How to Choose a Good Health App by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Get kids moving through games. Free. iOS, Android.
Fit in 7 minutes of fitness wherever, whenever. iOS, Android
Use your phone’s GPS to track your fitness activities. Free. iOS, Android.
Track your food and exercise with this app. Free. iOS, Android.
Learn and dance salsa moves. Free. iOS, Android.
Resources selected by Jamie Conklin, Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill,
Last reviewed May 19, 2021