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“The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans”— a summary with tips

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Only about 20% of Americans are sufficiently active, according to “The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans” issued by a Department of Health and Human Services writing team. Dr. Campos-Outcalt briefly summarizes the recommendations made in this report and offers 3 simple tips to get patients moving.


 

Resources

US Department of Health and Human Services. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. 2nd ed. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Web site. Published 2018. https://health.gov/paguidelines/second-edition/. Accessed January 7, 2019.

Piercy KL, Troiano RP, Ballard RM, et al. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. JAMA. 2018;320:2020-2028.

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