2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has released the updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The updated guidelines are based on the latest scientific evidence that explains the benefits of daily physical activity.

The guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for improving health through increased physical activity. New aspects of the guidelines discuss the following:

  • Additional health benefits related to brain health, additional cancer sites, and fall-related injuries;
  • Immediate- and longer-term benefits for how people feel, function, and sleep;
  • Further benefits among older adults and people with additional chronic conditions;
  • Risks of sedentary behavior
  • Guidance for preschool children (ages 3 through 5 years);
  • Elimination of the requirement for physical activity of adults to occur in bouts of at least 10 minutes; and
  • Tested strategies that can be used to get the population more active.

You can download the updated Guidelines at http://health.gov/PAGuidelines

References

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (November 18, 2018). Retrieved from https://health.gov/PAGuidelines

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