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 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee is composed of 17 nationally recognized experts in the fields of physical activity and health. Today, we are highlighting Dr. Ken Powell, a public health and epidemiologic consultant. He was an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for 25 years and with the Georgia Department of Human Resources for nearly 8 years. On the Committee, Dr. Powell is a co-chair and is a member of the majority of subcommittees.
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.