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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