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.

Video of the PAG Advisory Committee Meeting

The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee held its first meeting July 14-15, 2016. Catch up on the Committee’s work by watching the webcast recordings from day 1 and day 2.

Be Active Your Way blog

Find Your Park, Find Your Health – Celebrate YOUR National Parks, Have Fun, and Be Healthy

By, Diana Allen, Health Promotion and Healthy Parks Healthy People Chief and Anne O’Neill, Park Rx Coordinator, National Park Service

Dr. Robert Zarr from Unity Healthcare’s Upper Cardozo Health Center with NPS Director Jonathan Jarvis and another female doctor and patient – for ParkRx.

Preventable chronic disease afflicts many Americans and there is evidence that parks, nature, and open space can provide health benefits for those suffering from obesity, diabetes, and depression.…

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Be Active Your Way Blog

Follow the Be Active Your Way blog to learn what organizations across the nation are doing to help Americans be more physically active.

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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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