2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans- 2nd Edition
The Federal Government has issued its first-ever Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. They describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits to Americans.

The U.S. National Physical Activity Plan is a comprehensive set of policies, programs, and initiatives that aim to increase physical activity in all segments of the American population. The Plan is the product of a private-public sector collaborative. Hundreds of organizations are working together to change our communities in ways that will enable every American to be sufficiently physically active.

Physical Activity Resources for Health Professionals
Links to key reports and recommendations that serve as the foundation for addressing physical activity. and

The State Indicator Report on Physical Activity 2010 provides information on physical activity behavior and policy and environmental supports within each state. Physical activity, essential to overall health, can help control weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers, strengthen bones and muscles, and improve mental health.

North Dakota Action Guide: State Indicator Report on Physical Activity, 2010 State Action Guide North Dakota 4 28 2010.pdf

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