The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
At-a-glance: This Fact Sheet for Professionals is designed for
busy professionals as a quick desk reference to the 2008
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, published by the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
These Guidelines are needed because of the importance
of physical activity to the health of Americans, whose
current inactivity puts them at unnecessary risk. The latest
information shows that inactivity among American children,
adolescents, and adults remains relatively high, and little
progress has been made in increasing levels of physical
activity among Americans.
Download the Physical Activity Guidelines (pdf)
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