Official Name of Policy or Guidelines:
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Name(s) of Organizations that created policy or guidelines:
Department of Health and Human Services
Year of Publication:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans is a comprehensive, science-based set of guidelines that were developed to inform policymakers and health providers about the amounts, types, and intensity of physical activity needed to help Americans aged 6 and older improve their health and reduce their risk of chronic diseases.
Among the guidelines is the assertion that adults gain substantial health benefits from two hours and 30 minutes a week of moderate aerobic physical activity.
To access the guidelines and to find links to other resources for professionals, visit http://www.health.gov/paguidelines.