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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National Arthritis Awareness Month: Arthritis Management through Parks and Recreation

National Arthritis Awareness Month, observed during the month of May, aims to bring awareness to the growing prevalence of arthritis, the need for additional research and advocacy, and to encourage physical activity among the millions of adults with arthritis. The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has been working through local parks and recreation to help people with arthritis manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life through the sustained delivery of CDC-recommended, arthritis-appropriate, evidence-based interventions across 48 states and American Samoa.

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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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