How Active I Am
Discover Physical Activity Opportunities in Your Community
Stop by a recreation center or youth club near where you live, learn, or work and ask about classes they offer or whether they have time set-aside for open recreation in their facilities. Don’t let money be a barrier because sometimes the recreation center will offer programs without charge, or make accommodations for youth with limited resources.
Select an Enjoyable Physical Activity
Select a physical activity or activities that you enjoy because you are more likely to stick with them that way. If you don’t yet know what you enjoy, try a few different activities and see what appeals more. You might consider physical activities that you can do with your family or your friends. Take the initiative and ask them to get more active with you.
Advocate for More Physical Education Time
If you are in school and the school is not providing enough time for physical education or physical activity, you could organize a group of students to ask to meet with the school leader or a physical education teacher or coach to talk about your school’s physical activity choices and amounts of activity allowed in the school day or during afterschool hours.
Advocate for Gender Equity in Athletics
If you don’t think it’s fair that some physical activities, especially competitive athletics
Prevent and Treat Injuries from Physical Activity
If one of your motivations for being physically active is to change your body size or shape, or if you get injured from
If you or your family are not insured or do not have a regular healthcare provider, consider getting your health services through a community health center. Use the Find-a-Health-Center Tool to locate a community health center by ZIP Code.
Use the Find a Family Planning Clinic tool to locate a family planning clinic by state, city, or ZIP code.