[Jog] FW: Physical Activity Guidelines release - OCTOBER 7
Jennifer L YOUNG
Jennifer.L.Young at state.or.us
Mon Oct 27 16:12:57 PST 2008
The new 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans were released
earlier this month. This is the first time that the government has
published comprehensive guidelines for physical activity. For more
information and resources for all age groups go to the CDC website:
Announcing the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
On October 7, 2008, the Federal Government published comprehensive
physical activity guidelines for the first time. The U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services released the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines
for Americans designed to provide information and guidance on the types
and amounts of physical activity that provide substantial health
benefits for Americans aged 6 years and older.
The Physical Activity Guidelines are new because they describe: A total
amount of activity per week that allows people to design their own way
of meeting the Guidelines. A range of physical activity options that
emphasizes the more you do, the more health benefits you gain.
Recommendations for groups such as children and adolescents, adults,
older adults, persons with disabilities, pregnant and postpartum women,
and persons with some chronic conditions.
Developed with health professionals and policymakers in mind, the
Guidelines are designed to provide you with recommendations to help
those you serve realize the many health benefits of physical activity.
To complement the Guidelines, HHS has developed a Toolkit that can help
you get the word out about the new Guidelines and encourage Americans to
be physically active. Toolkit items include a Be Active Your Way booklet
and Fact Sheet for Adults*based on the Guidelines, these resources can
help Americans decide the number of days, types of activities, and times
that fit their schedule. Organizations that sign up to become Supporters
will receive a free Toolkit and will be listed on the Physical Activity
Guidelines for Americans Web site at
http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/. To sign up, visit the
Web site and click Become a Supporter.
More information and 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
materials are available online at http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/.
Jennifer Young, MPH, RD
Nutrition and Physical Activity Coordinator
Office of Family Health
Public Health Division, DHS
800 NE Oregon St., Ste. 825
Portland, OR 97232
telephone: (971) 673-0245
fax: (971) 673-0240
jennifer.l.young at state.or.us
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