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Physical Activity Guidelines

Other Federal Resources

Children and Adolescents

  • The Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights strategies that schools, families, and communities can use to support youth physical activity.
  • The Presidential Youth Fitness Program is a national voluntary school-based program that includes fitness assessment, professional development and recognition.
  • The National Institutes of Health's We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) national education program is designed to give families and communities a variety of materials, tools, training, and other information to encourage a healthy and physically active lifestyle.
  • Let's Move! is a comprehensive national initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation.
  • The CDC's BAM! Body and Mind is an interactive online resource designed to give kids 9-13 years old information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices.
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  • The President’s Challenge Adult Fitness Test allows individuals to assess their aerobic fitness muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition.
  • The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshops includes six, one-hour lessons designed for community educators, health professionals, and others who want to help adults in their community make healthier food choices and be more active.
  • SuperTracker is an online tool from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that helps individuals plan, analyze, and track what and how much they eat, as well as their daily physical activity.

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Older Adults

  • Go4Life is an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging designed to help older adults fit exercise and physical activity into their daily life no matter what their age.

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This site is coordinated by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.