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file icon 2008 PA Guidelines Booklethot!Tooltip 07/19/2010 Hits: 1683
Written for men and women ages 18 to 64, this booklet is based on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. When reading, you’ll want to pay special attention to the Advice to Follow boxes in this booklet. They offer you a quick snapshot of the latest information from these new guidelines.
Being physically active is one of the most important steps that Americans of all ages can take to improve their health. The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provides science-based guidance to help Americans aged 6 and older improve their health through appropriate physical activity.
file icon Active at Any Sizehot!Tooltip 07/19/2010 Hits: 1607
Would you like to be more physically active, but are not sure if you can do it? Good news—if you are a very large person, you can be physically active—and you can have fun and feel good doing it.
Exclusive ACE study examines on-the-job physical activity of 10 common occupations.
file icon Enjoy Moving as a Familyhot!Tooltip 07/19/2010 Hits: 1718
Active living helps your family enjoy life. Moving more boosts energy and promotes sound sleep. And it is a lifelong way for you and your child to stay healthy and keep a healthy weight. In fact, active living lowers the chances of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease – for you and your child.
Cold weather offers great ways to have family fun. Take time to play together – and move more. You will all feel good! As an adult, you need at least 30 minutes of physical activity on most days. Your child needs at least 60 minutes of physical activity on most, preferably all, days of the week.
When the weather is warm, play outside together! You do not need to spend money to fit active fun into your family life.
file icon Make Family Time Activehot!Tooltip 07/19/2010 Hits: 2246
How to make family time an active time.
There are a lot of ways to get the physical activity you need! If you’re thinking, “How can I meet the Guidelines each week?” don’t worry. You’ll be surprised by the variety of activities you have to choose from.
Regular physical activity may help you reach and maintain a healthy weight. Being physically active may also make you more energetic, improve your mood, and reduce the risk of developing some chronic diseases.
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