Get Active

Being active is an important part of staying healthy, regardless of your age. It may also lower your risk for certain types of cancer. In this section we offer suggestions to help you get and stay active.

Community Actions for a Healthful Life

The American Cancer Society has issued a call for communities to remove any barriers that prevent people from enjoying a healthy lifestyle. Find out how you can help.

Fitting in Fitness

Regular physical activity is easier to fit in than you may realize and can significantly lower your lifetime risk for cancer --and heart disease and diabetes, too.

Make Exercise Work for You

No matter when you start, exercise improves health. Even people who start exercising later in life appear to gain many of the same health benefits as people who've exercised their whole lives.

Kids on the Move

It's as important for kids to be active as it is for adults. Kids develop habits early in life, and you can help give them a healthy start.