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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The Holiday Season Is Upon Us: Game, Set, Match!

Winter season is just about here! Provided the snow has fallen, there are plenty of physical activities that can keep our blood flowing and our bodies moving. However, when I think of wintertime fun, one particular activity comes to mind. You can put away your snow boots for this, just be sure you’ve got your tennis racket handy!

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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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