Physical Activity Guidelines

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAG or the Guidelines) 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.

Video of the PAG Advisory Committee Meeting

The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee held its first meeting July 14-15, 2016. Catch up on the Committee’s work by watching the webcast recordings from day 1 and day 2.

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The National Physical Activity Plan – A Roadmap for Community Change

By Kate Olscamp, Communications Coordinator with the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance

“The world needs to get serious about physical activity,” proclaim Pamela Das and Richard Horton in The Lancet’s most recent series on Physical Activity. For decades we have been engineering physical activity out of our everyday lives. Recent global estimates suggest that 5 million deaths each year can be attributed to not meeting physical activity recommendations.  …

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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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