About the Midcourse Report
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Implementation Strategies for Older Adults highlights strategies to increase physical activity among older adults in key settings and reinforces the amount and types of physical activity older adults need.
The primary audiences for this report are:
- Exercise and health professionals
- Health care providers
- Built environment professionals
- Local, state, territorial, and tribal leaders
The report highlights strategies that these professionals, as well as others working with older adults, can implement wherever older adults spend their time — including in community, health care, and home settings. These strategies include policy, systems, and environmental approaches; behavior change; and physical activity programs.
Explore the Midcourse Report and Related Resources
Download the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Implementation Strategies for Older Adults.
For an overview of what’s in the report, check out the Executive Summary.
To learn about key messages in the report, read the Top 10 Things to Know About the Midcourse Report.
For more facts about the Midcourse Report, explore the Questions & Answers.
- Physical Activity and Older Adults Literature Review
- Federally Supported Physical Activity Initiatives and Resources for Older Adults
Promote Physical Activity in Your Community
The Move Your Way® campaign offers free tools and resources to promote key messages from the Physical Activity Guidelines — including fact sheets, posters, videos, and interactive tools. Use these materials to help older adults learn about the benefits of physical activity and understand the amount and types of physical activity they need to be healthy. And check out the materials for health care providers for tips on how health professionals can share physical activity messages with older patients.