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.

Update on the PAG Advisory Committee

The process for developing the second edition of the Guidelines is officially underway. You can get involved by attending the first Advisory Committee meeting [PDF - 180 KB], which will be held on July 14 and 15, in person or by webcast. Register today!

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Happy 60th Anniversary to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition!

Sixty years ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower made a commitment to the health and well-being of our nation. On July 16, 1956, he established the President’s Council on Youth Fitness. Recognizing that our nation’s youth were not fit to serve in the military, compared to our European counterparts, the Council was formed to ensure that youth were fit and active.

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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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