Be Fit

Exercise may be the best thing you can do to improve your life deep into the golden years. It’s good for your heart, lungs, blood flow, muscles, joints, weight, metabolism, mood, mental health – and it can help prevent chronic diseases. That’s almost everything. The good news is that moderate activity for 150 minutes a week is enough. Weight-bearing activity increases the impact.

Content contributors:

Derek Hughes M.S. and Raiko Sarduy, Safety and Wellness Program at Broward Sheriff’s Office

Bob LaMendola, Community Affairs at Florida Department of Health in Broward County

Benefits of Being Active

Learn about physical activity guidelines, strengthening muscles and bones, cardiovascular and aerobic activities, improving flexibility, preventing injuries and 'functional fitness.'



Learn about great workouts and apps to help you accomplish them.


Activity Tracking

Pedometers and stopwatches are so yesterday. More powerful tools are available for your smart phone and computer.