Source: Department of Health and Human Services and the American Medical Association
Author: Larry Chapman
80% of U.S. adults and adolescents are not active enough. That’s a major problem for the future health of Americans. The federal Department of Health and Human Services and the American Medical Association have examined the scientific evidence and are promulgating a new set of guidelines regarding physical activity.
In summary: Preschool-aged children (3 through 5 years) should be physically active throughout the day to enhance growth and development. Children and adolescents aged 6 through 17 years should do 60 minutes or more of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily. Adults should do at least 150 minutes to 300 minutes a week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes to 150 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity, or an equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity. Adults should also do muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week.
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