Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

November 12, 2018 In the News

It’s no secret that a significant key to good health is maintaining a physically active lifestyle. But, approximately 80 percent of U.S. adults and children fall short of the recommended guidelines.

JAMA recently published its 2018 Physical Activities Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition (PAG). Through systematic review, the PAG identified moderate and strong evidence which served as the basis of the updated guidelines. Unsurprising, sitting less and moving are the central tenants of the document. Furthermore, progression in duration and intensity in aerobic, muscle strengthening, balance training and bone strengthening have all been found to benefit adults and children. For more information, check out the link below.    


Piercy K, Troiano R, Ballard R, et al. (2012) The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Journal of the American Medical Association. November 12. 

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