2008 physical activity guidelines for Americans : be active, healthy, and happy!
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2008 physical activity guidelines for Americans : be active, healthy, and happy!

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      Physical activity guidelines for Americans;Dietary guidelines for Americans 2005;
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      "The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issues the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The content of the Physical Activity Guidelines complements the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a joint effort of HHS and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Together, the two documents provide guidance on the importance of being physically active and eating a healthy diet to promote good health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. The primary audiences for the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans are policymakers and health professionals. The Guidelines are designed to provide information and guidance on the types and amounts of physical activity that provide substantial health benefits. This information may also be useful to interested members of the public. The main idea behind the Guidelines is that regular physical activity over months and years can produce long-term health benefits. Realizing these benefits requires physical activity each week." - p. 1

      The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) would like to recognize the efforts of the Physical Activity Guidelines Steering Committee that oversaw the work of the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee and the Physical Activity Guidelines writing group: Rear Admiral Penelope Slade Royall, PT, MSW (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Director, Secretary's Prevention Priority); Captain Richard P. Troiano, PhD (National Institutes of Health; Physical Activity Guidelines Coordinator and Advisory Committee Executive Secretary); Melissa A. Johnson, MS (President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports; Physical Activity Outreach Coordinator); Harold W. (Bill) Kohl III, PhD (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Physical Activity Science Coordinator until October 2007); and Janet E. Fulton, PhD (CDC; Physical Activity Science Coordinator beginning October 2007).

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