Physical activity is key to improving the health of the Nation. Based on the latest science, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans is an essential resource for health professionals and policymakers that provides recommendations on how everyone can improve their health through regular physical activity. Learn ways to help people understand the benefits of physical activity and how to make it a part of their regular routine.
News & Announcements
The Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB) within the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has updated its Physical Activity Resource Guide (PARG). The PARG is intended to aid and support County Health Offices, local community organizations, schools and others in physical activity programming. The guide leads the reader through the complete process of health programming, Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation. Three new sections have been added to the guide, Physical Literacy, Older Adults (age 60 and above) and Physical Activity and Physical Activity for Individuals with Physical Limitations and Disabilities.
Follow the Be Active Your Way blog to learn what organizations across the nation are doing to help Americans be more physically active.
The PAG provide science-based guidance to professionals about the amount and types of physical activity Americans need to be healthy.
This report builds on the PAG, offering ways to boost physical activity in children and teens where they live, learn, and play.