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New Dietary Guidelines - Finally

Every 5 years since 1980, a new edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans has been published. The 2015-2020 version was just released (a little late).   337 more words


Meeting the Physical Activity Guidelines and How it Can Decrease Risk of Death

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAG) is an extensive government resource supported by scientific research.  The following table outlines the minimum recommendations for weekly physical activity (1): 603 more words


2014 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

The 2014 Report issued last week discusses the issue of physical activity using an ecological model of public health.  This approach to looking at physical activity examines how policy and the environment influence behavior.  190 more words


Public Health: A New Frontier for Exercise Science Professionals

Many people are confused about what the term public health means.  As I have been working on the development of an academic course I have found myself having to explain to others what public health is.  638 more words


Physical Activity and Older Adults: A Rapid Guide

By: Lisa Campkin                                                                                                         Published August 28, 2013

The notion of physical activity and exercise can be daunting for adults over the age of 65, especially for those living with a chronic condition or those who have never felt comfortable with being physically active previously. 772 more words

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Diary of an international student, active on the face of the pink sheet

Dear Diary,

I can’t help but notice how international students especially those from Africa to other continents become physically active individuals as soon as they begin their education in these continents. 767 more words


Let’s Get Physical: How Workplace Fitness can Help U.S. Adults Meet Physical Activity Requirements

Olivia Newton-John was apparently on to something. We, as a country, are in dire need of getting physical. In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published “Physical Activity Guidelines” which concluded that aerobic and muscle-strengthening physical activities provide substantial health benefits to adults. 340 more words

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