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Previous Guidelines

ODPHP released the first edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans in 2008. Since then, we've published a Midcourse Report in 2013 and the second edition in 2018. Each edition features recommendations developed by the federal government based on the latest body of evidence on the link between physical activity and health.

Each edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines has helped shape federal policies and served as a foundation for federal physical activity and education. Check out the past editions of the Physical Activity Guidelines: