HHS Releases New Physical Activity Guidelines

If your idea of exercise is a brisk walk to the refrigerator, you may be falling short on the latest recommendations for physical activity. Adults should get two-and-a-half hours of moderate aerobic activity weekly; children and teens should get at least one hour of moderate to vigorous activity daily, according to the new “Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans,” released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The new guidelines recommend both groups engage in muscle strengthening activities, and bone-strengthening activities for children. Go to the HHS Web site for more information about the “Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.”

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