Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth

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HHS Non-systematic Review

Source: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Last Reviewed: December 2012

This 2012 midcourse report identifies interventions that can help youth increase physical activity in a variety of settings. It explains why each of these 5 settings is important for promoting youth physical activity:

  • Schools
  • Preschools and childcare centers
  • Community
  • Family and home
  • Primary health care

The report also examines important examples of past policy work and suggests policies, programs, and other approaches to increase youth physical activity.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2012). Physical activity guidelines for Americans mid-course report: strategies to increase physical activity among youth. Retrieved from