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AHA fosters and supports community efforts to make healthy eating and physical activity the way of life in Wake County.


Active Parents
Parks, Recreation & Greenways

Physical activity is an essential part of living a healthy life! Every day children need 60 minutes of play with moderate to vigorous activity, and adults need a mix of aerobic and muscle strengthening activity each week(aim for 30 minutes a day). So how can you get active here in Wake County?

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Enjoy the miles and miles of greenways for walking, biking and running.
  • Visit the parks run by Wake County and the 12 municipalities in Wake for hiking, canoeing, youth and adult sports leagues and more.
  • Join local YMCAs and gyms for a variety of fitness opportunities.
  • Walk or bike to and from school and work.
  • Start a family or neighborhood walking program.
  • Register children for youth sports leagues.
  • Turn off the TV, the computer and the smart phone and play outdoors!

Use These Tools to Plan and Track Activity


There are 1,400 minutes
in a day.
Take 30 to be active!

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