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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Register for the Second Meeting of the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee

The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee will convene its second public meeting October 27 – 28, 2016. This meeting will include an opportunity for the public to provide oral testimony to the Advisory Committee. You can attend the meeting in person at the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD — or online via webcast. Register today!

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October is Health Literacy Month: Together, Let’s Enhance Students’ Health and Learning

SHAPE America’s new position statement supporting schools’ use of the WSCC model outlines best practices for each of the 10 components and encourages health and physical educators to use the model to advocate for the alignment of health and education goals in an effort to meet the needs of all students.

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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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