Summary Overview

Physical activity can improve health and lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression and some cancers. Physical activity also helps with weight control and improved academic and work success.


Regular physical activity is very important for keeping good health:

  • Helps with weight control
  • Reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease (heart disease)
  • Reduces your risk for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • Reduces your risk for some cancers (physically active people have a lower risk of colon cancer and breast cancer compared to people who are not active)
  • Improves your mental health and mood
  • Increases your chance of living longer

Getting Active

Spokane or Washington Specific Data


Related Facts

About 1 in 5 (21%) of adults meet the Physical Activity Guidelines (CDC)

My Healthy Life

Helping improve nutrition and physical activity rates among Spokane adults who are eligible for SNAP (Basic Food) benefits.

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Walk, Bike, Bus

Walk Bike Bus Spokane is a public education campaign offering individuals support to replace short car trips with walking, biking or taking public transit.

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