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Physical Activity with Food Hero

Physical activity refers to any movement of the body. Gardening for food, walking and dancing are all examples of physical activities. Moving more and sitting less throughout the day can have a positive impact on your health. Think of some ways you can add more physical activity into your day! 

On this page you will find information on Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.  You will also find resources for helping promote movement, newsletters with information specific to older adults and information on the Walk With Ease program


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Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

How much activity should I do? The current Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provide recommended amounts of physical activity for youth and adults. Any activity that gets your body moving counts!

Children and Youth (ages 6-17)

  • At least 60 minutes of activity every day
  • Vigorous intensity activities at least 3 days per week
  •  Muscle and bone-strengthening exercises at least 3 days per week

Adults (ages 18+)

  •  At least 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity activity
  • Muscle-strengthening activities at least 2 days per week
  • Sit less and move more!

Let's Get Moving!

Explore Food Hero recipes and nutrition topics with the BE Physically Active 2Day (BEPA 2.0) program. Brief activity breaks are combined with nutrition themes to promote healthy eating and get children moving. Follow along with BEPA 2.0 activity videos or take-home activity sheets to get your body moving.

Resources for Older Adults

Interested in learning more about healthy eating and physical activity? Our team of experts has created newsletters packed with tips for older adults. Learn how to include a variety of physical activity in your day, or how to ensure you're getting enough of the nutrients you need for healthy aging.

Walk With Ease

Walk With Ease is a free exercise program available to all Oregonians. The program can help increase activity levels and improve health. Participants will receive a free guidebook, learn how to be physically active, and work towards personal goals.

Visit the Walk With Ease website to see if the self-directed, in-person, or virtual program works best for you.

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