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Meet the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee

When it comes to physical activity and health, we know that regular physical activity can produce long term health benefits and reduce the risk of depression, cognitive decline, and many chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. And when it comes to opportunities to be physically activity, we know that we need to do more to create communities where everyone can make physical activity a part of their daily routine – through safe spaces to walk, run, bike, wheelchair roll, and play.

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The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) plays a vital role in keeping the Nation healthy. We accomplish this by setting national health goals and objectives and supporting programs, services, and education activities that improve the health of all Americans.

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