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.

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

The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee will hold its second meeting on October 27 – 28, 2016 in the Masur Auditorium (Building 10) on the National Institutes of Health Campus in Bethesda, MD

This meeting will include an opportunity for the public to provide oral testimony to the Advisory Committee. Please note that you need to register to give oral testimony by October 20, 2016. For your convenience, you can attend the second Advisory Committee meeting in person or by webcast.

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Women’s Health and Fitness Day: One Size Does Not Fit All

By Suzanne Haynes, Ph.D., HHS Office on Women’s Health (OWH)

Many women in the United States feel pressure to conform to society’s expectations, particularly around weight. But cultural acceptance of higher weights in the LGBT community challenges the expectations of typical weight loss programs.  Lesbian and bisexual women are more likely to be obese than heterosexual women, but less likely to consider themselves overweight or want to lose weight.…

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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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