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Physical Activity

Find evidence-based information and recommendations related to Physical Activity.

RatingResourceYearEvidence Type
Physical Activity
Obesity Prevention and Control: Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Screen Time
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2013 Systematic Review
Physical Activity
A recommendation to improve employee weight status through worksite health promotion programs targeting nutrition, physical activity, or both. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2009 Systematic Review
Physical Activity
The effectiveness of urban design and land use and transport policies and practices to increase physical activity: a systematic review. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2006 Systematic Review
Physical Activity
Recommendations to increase physical activity in communities. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2002 Systematic Review
Physical Activity
Recommendations to increase physical activity in communities. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2002 Systematic Review
Physical Activity
Recommendations to increase physical activity in communities. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2002 Systematic Review
Physical Activity
Recommendations to increase physical activity in communities. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2002 Systematic Review
Physical Activity
Recommendations to increase physical activity in communities. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2002 Systematic Review
Physical Activity
Preventing Childhood Obesity in Early Care and Education Programs: Selected Standards from Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd Edition
American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association, National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education
2010 Non-Systematic Review, Expert Opinion
 

The Healthy People 2020 evidence-based resources identified have been selected by subject matter experts at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources. Each of the selected evidence-based resources has been rated and classified according to a set of selection criteria based, in part, on publication status, publication type, and number of studies. This classification scheme does not necessarily consider all dimensions of quality, such as statistical significance, effect size (e.g., magnitude of effect), meaningfulness of effect, additional effect over control, and study design (e.g., sample size, power, internal validity, external validity, generalizability, potential biases, potential confounders).

 

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Clinical Recommendations

The following clinical recommendations come from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) External Web Site Policy.

Screening for Obesity in Adults

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen all adult patients for obesity and offer intensive counseling and behavioral interventions to promote sustained weight loss for obese adults. Learn more External Web Site Policy

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Consumer Information

The following consumer resources are from healthfinder.gov.

Stay Active during Pregnancy: Quick tips

Physical activity is important for everyone, including healthy pregnant women. Use these tips to stay active during your pregnancy.

Stay Active as You Get Older: Quick tips

As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. These tips can help you find activities that will work for you.

Get Active

Physical activity increases your chances of living a longer, healthier life. It can also help you look and feel your best.

Help Your Child Stay at a Healthy Weight

Help your child stay at a healthy weight by balancing what your child eats with physical activity.

Help a Loved One Get More Active: Quick tips

Physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Use these tips to help a loved one get more active.

Stay Active with a Disability: Quick tips

Regular physical activity provides important health benefits for everyone, including people with disabilities.

Losing Weight: Questions for the doctor

Use these questions to talk to your doctor about a healthy weight loss plan.

Prepare for a Flu Pandemic

Pandemic flu is a flu outbreak that spreads around the world and makes people sick.

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