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    Obesity Prevention Program
    MC 1944
    P.O. Box 149347 Austin, Texas 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, T-406
    Austin, TX 78756

    Phone: (512) 776-7111
    Fax: (512) 458-7618


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Physical Activity

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The Obesity Prevention Program is striving to make physical activity the easy choice for Texans! Physical Activity has slowly been engineered out of everyday life in America.  Despite all of the known benefits, the majority of Texans do not get enough physical activity on a daily basis.  Changes in the environment, such as urban sprawl and less physical education in schools, make getting enough physical activity increasingly more difficult.

Let’s Bring Physical Activity Back to Texas

By getting more physical activity, Texans young and old can improve their quality of life, increase their energy, and improve their wellbeing. Click for more benefits of physical activity and to see the current recommendations.

Last updated October 13, 2016