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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Register for the Fourth Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting

The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee will convene its fourth public meeting July 19-21, 2017. Registration is now open. The live videocast will air on: July 19, 2017: 1 - 5pm E.T. July 20, 2017: 8am - 5pm E.T. July 21, 2017: 8am - 11am E.T. Learn the latest on how physical activity affects quality of life; how much physical activity children under age 6 need; if sedentary behavior has an impact on weight status; and more!

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Current Guidelines

The PAG provide science-based guidance to professionals about the amount and types of physical activity Americans need to be healthy.

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Midcourse Report on Strategies for Youth

This report builds on the PAG, offering ways to boost physical activity in children and teens where they live, learn, and play.

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