Exercise & Physical Fitness

Man and woman running outsideExercise 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.

North Carolina Resources
Support Groups & Forums

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 & Tools

Mobile apps and tools can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy. For tips on selecting additional apps for exercise and physical activity, please click here.

Use your phone’s GPS to track your fitness activities. Free. iOS, Android.

Track your food and exercise with this app. Free. iOS, Android.

Explore NC State Parks and activities. Free. iOS.


Resources selected by Jamie Conklin, Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill,
Last reviewed July 15, 2019

Last updated August 13, 2019 at 3:51 pm