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.
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For many Americans, meeting the daily physical activity recommendations can be a challenge. Between work, family and everyday responsibilities, it can be difficult to find the time to put personal health and wellness needs first. Local park and recreation agencies can offer a solution to that challenge. In fact, people who use parks and open spaces are three times more likely to achieve the recommended levels of physical activity than nonusers.
Follow the Be Active Your Way blog to learn what organizations across the nation are doing to help Americans be more physically active.
The PAG provide science-based guidance to professionals about the amount and types of physical activity Americans need to be healthy.
This report builds on the PAG, offering ways to boost physical activity in children and teens where they live, learn, and play.