Physical Activity

Physical activity is key to improving the health of the Nation. Based on the latest science, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans is an essential resource for health professionals and policymakers that provides recommendations on how everyone can improve their health through regular physical activity. Learn ways to help people understand the benefits of physical activity and how to make it a part of their regular routine.

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How Active are American Youth? New Findings from the 2018 U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

The 2018 U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, developed by the National Physical Activity Plan, assesses the levels of physical activity and sedentary behaviors in American children and youth. The United States earned a D- in Overall Physical Activity. To see the other grades and read highlights from the report, read this post by the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance.

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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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