2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
These Federal physical activity guidelines were published for the first time in October 2008. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans were 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 describe (1) a total amount of activity per week that allows people to design their own way of meeting the Guidelines and (2) a range of physical activity options that emphasizes the more you do, the more health benefits you gain. Recommendations are made for adults, older adults, persons with disabilities, and persons with some chronic conditions.
Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging!
This National Institute on Aging guide for older adults helps them take charge of an important part of their health. Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging! discusses the benefits of exercise and physical activity, and shows older adults how to get started, reduce risks, and reward their progress. It contains sample exercises and charts to record their activities. The guide also has tips for getting back on track if there’s a break in routine, as well as tips for healthy eating. Personal stories are also interspersed throughout the guide that can serve as inspirations to be more active every day. You can download a PDF version of the guide.