Increase Physical Activity

children playing soccer Physical activity is important to staying healthy

We have developed fact sheets for physical activity based on new guidelines developed by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These fact sheets were designed for health and social service providers to help their clients and families to safely increase their physical activity levels.


Physical Activity Guidelines

The physical activity guidelines were developed for different age groups and populations. Many of the guidelines for specific age groups and populations have been translated into multiple languages.

Download physical activity guidelines:

Active Access Initiative and Collaborative

We participate in a county-wide initiative to promote physical activity opportunities throughout San Mateo County called the Active Access Initiative. This initiative began in 2008 as a collaboration between city Parks and Recreation Departments and the Health System and was strengthened by the Stanford University Medical School Older Adults and Physical Activity study (6/09).