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An Active Way to Better Health: Australian Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults

By the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing


Official Name of Policy or Guidelines:
An Active Way to Better Health: National Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults

Name(s) of Organizations that created policy or guidelines:

  • Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Brief Description:
Four guidelines are outlined in this document. Adults are encouraged to think of activity as an opportunity and be active in many different ways every day. At least 30-minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity (does not have to be continuous) is recommended on most if not all days with vigorous activity being promoted for more physically able adults. Guidelines are not specific to older adult segment of population.

Website Link:$File/adults_phys.pdf

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