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Be Physically Active

Being physically active is an important step that you can take to improve your health. Some physical activity is better than none, and any amount of physical activity can improve health-related fitness. For important health benefits, aim for at least 2 1/2 hours (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, or 75 minutes of vigorous- intensity activity, or a combination of both each week. Every 10-minute session counts. Do strengthening activities at least 2 days each week and don’t forget to stretch!

Veterans Health Library
The VHL offers Veteran-focused, “plain language” health information that’s consistent with VA clinical practice. 24/7 Internet access to engaging information, resources and tools is available for Veterans, their families and caregivers. No matter where Veterans receive care, the VHL can help them understand and manage health problems, make informed health decisions, and actively partner with their health care teams. Items within the VHL related to Physical Activity:

Physical Activity and Healthy Eating
VA Pulse Page

This VA workgroup focuses on programs and tools to provide physical activity and healthy eating information, programming and opportunities for Veterans.