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Health.gov Physical Activity Guidelines

Physical Activity Guidelines
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAG) provide science-based guidance to help Americans age 6 and older improve their health through appropriate physical activity. Developed with health professionals and policymakers in mind, the Guidelines can help you:

Understand the health benefits of physical activity
Learn about the types and amounts of physical activity you need for health
Choose appropriate physical activities that fit into any lifestyle or routine
Help others be more physically active
Learn ways to reduce the risks of activity-related injury
The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), led the development of the first ever PAG in 2008, and the subsequent PAG Midcourse Report in 2013. The PAG recommendations complement the Dietary Guidelines for Americans as well as other national health promotion and disease prevention efforts.

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