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.

Update on the PAG Advisory Committee

HHS posted a notice in the Federal Register on May 12, 2016 announcing the re-establishment of the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee (PAGAC). The Department is currently reviewing candidates for the 2018 PAGAC and expects to reach a decision in time to convene a public meeting in the summer of 2016.

Be Active Your Way blog

Staying Active When Life Won’t Quit

Lack of time may be one of the biggest obstacles when it comes to physical activity. But you don’t have to train for a marathon or go to the gym every day to stay active. [Read more...]

Be Active Your Way Blog

Follow the Be Active Your Way blog to learn what organizations across the nation are doing to help Americans be more physically active.

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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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