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New Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

In case you and you family needed another compelling reason to get moving, updated physical activity guidelines were released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) were presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2018 on Monday, November 12th.

The guidelines tell Americans to get moving, and for how long, with aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities.

MOST ADULTS AND ADOLESCENTS IN THE U.S. AREN’T ACTIVE ENOUGH

Although the majority of adults and teens in the United States aren’t active enough, being physically active is one of the most important things people can do to improve their health and reduce their risk for many chronic diseases and conditions.

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These updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans are based on a review of the current science on physical activity and health.

Health professionals and policymakers should promote awareness of the updated guidelines and support efforts to implement programs, practices, and policies to facilitate increased physical activity to improve the health of the U.S. population.

Katrina L. Piercy, Ph.D., R.D., U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Rockville, Maryland, and coauthors wrote the guidelines.

READY, SET, GO!

Here’s a link to the full report on the JAMA network, Click to be informed and inspired! There’s information that will benefit all ages, including preschoolers. Your whole tribe will thank you for getting them going!

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