Studies show that regular physical activity reduces the risk for depression, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, stroke, and certain kinds of cancer. Yet, only 1 in 5 adults meet the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and less than 3 in 10 high school students get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day (CDC) .
Connecting Routes + Destinations Developed by CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity in collaboration with The Community Guide
This package of online resources is designed to help communities implement combined built environment approaches to increase physical activity. By improving and connecting routes to destinations, communities can make it easier for people to choose to be physically active.