Physical Activity Guidelines

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAG) are an essential resource for health professional and policymakers. Based on the latest science, they provide guidance on how children and adults can improve their health through physical activity. Learn ways to help consumers understand the benefits of physical activity and how to make it a part of their regular routine.

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Tips for practicing and competing in hot and humid conditions

Written by Dr. David Geier, The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) 

Summer football practices are underway and preparation for fall sports make it important to pay attention to the heat. The hot and humid summer conditions can place tremendous stress on the bodies of young athletes. They also pose a risk for serious heat-related medical illness. [Read more...]

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Current Guidelines

The PAG provide science-based guidance to professionals about the amount and types of physical activity Americans need to be healthy.

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Midcourse Report on Strategies for Youth

This report builds on the PAG, offering ways to boost physical activity in children and teens where they live, learn, and play.

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