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Physical Activity Benefits, Consequences, and Recommendations


2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Science-based guidance to help Americans 6 years and over to improve their health through physical activity. These guidelines can help you better understand the health benefits of physical activity, learn about types and amounts of physical activity that you need for your health, choose appropriate physical activity for your lifestyle and routine, learn ways to reduce the risk of activity-related injury, and more.

ACSM Physical Activity Recommendations
From the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), this link describes recommendations for quantity and quality of physical activity in order to improve and maintain Cardiorespiratory, Musculoskeletal, and Neuromotor Fitness in Apparently Healthy Adults. Recommendations span Cardiorespiratory Endurance, Resistance Exercise, Flexibility Exercise, and Nueromotor Exercise.

ACSM Position Stands
The American College of Sports Medicine’s position stands



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