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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Celebrate A Lifetime of Discovery this July!

For over 30 years, America has designated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. During the month of July, we not only celebrate all the fun and exciting programs that are offered at local parks and recreation centers across the country, but also the critical role that parks and recreation plays in the communities it serves every single day. The National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) theme for this year’s Park and Recreation Month is A Lifetime of Discovery. With the efforts of local parks and recreation agencies, partner organizations, local and state representatives, and the public, NRPA wants to highlight the often “undiscovered” roles and programs that local park and recreation agencies provide.

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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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