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 parents, keeping tabs on their children’s eating and physical activity habits can be especially hard once the kids head back to school. Health professionals can encourage parents to model healthy behaviors their children may follow when they are away from home. The Weight-Control Information Network at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases shares tips on how parents can promote healthy behaviors during the back-to-school season and beyond.
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.