Physical Activity

Physical activity is key to improving the health of the nation. Based on the latest science, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans is a flagship resource for health professionals and policymakers that provides recommendations on how everyone can improve their health through regular physical activity. Learn ways to help people understand the benefits of physical activity and how to make it a part of their regular routine.

Reaching Kids Where They Are — Classroom-Based Interventions to Increase Physical Activity

By Amy Lansky, PhD, MPH, director of the Community Guide Office, Office of the Associate Director for Policy and Strategy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention In this post, the author describes recommendations from the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) for classroom- and school-based interventions to increase physical activity...

Announcing the Newly Selected Members of the 2022 President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board!

Today, ODPHP is excited to announce the members of the 2022 President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board. This group of scientific experts will help support the development of the Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report on older adults. The members of the 2022 President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board are: Barbara J...

Reflections on the 2020–2021 PCSFN Science Board

President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition

The 2020–2021 Science Board was recruited to support the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition in its understanding of the science of youth sports as part of the implementation of the National Youth Sports Strategy. When we began our work in January 2020, we had no idea that the youth sports system would undergo such disruption because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This interruption brought the disparities in youth sports access and participation into the spotlight, underscoring the importance of working toward the National Youth Sports Strategy vision: that one day, all youth will have the opportunity, motivation, and access to play sports.