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Articles February 2019 Issue

New Physical Activity Guidelines Released

Health benefits of activity are greater than previously thought, and even short bouts of activity count.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, an update of recommendations published in 2008. “The new guidelines provide more evidence-based reasons to be active than ever before,” says Roger A. Fielding, PhD, director of Tufts’ Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Sarcopenia Laboratory, “and they make it clear that even some activity is better than none.”

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