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You're built to move.

Being active helps you be healthier and stronger — and feel your best — at every age. Getting 30 minutes of moderate exercise at least 5 days a week helps to lower your risk of serious illness and improve your mood.

But whether you're a couch potato imagining a more active life, a senior with a few aches, a busy parent, or a weekend warrior, it can be tough to start, and keep, moving.

At Kaiser Permanente, we think that jumping for joy should be an Olympic sport. That's why we've put together some tips and inspiration to help:

You don't have to be an athlete to feel the benefits. Get moving today!

Northern California members: Get support to achieve a healthy weight for you and your family. Visit Eat well, be active, live betterA service of the Kaiser Permanente NCAL My Doctor. Please review the privacy policy and terms of use as they differ from those of this site..

Reviewed by: Craig Robbins, MD, November 2018