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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3 Ways Your Workplace Can Promote Your Physical Health

by Symphony Chau, Senior Analyst – Communications, Center for Active Design

Physical inactivity is now comparative with smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in the world. As Americans continue to spend more time at work (over 1,700 hours a year), often in sedentary office environments, we must leverage our workplaces to reduce inactivity, encourage physical activity, and support overall employee health.…

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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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