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HITEC II STUDY – FITNESS

Fitness Resources

How Much Physical Activity Do Adults Need?

The CDC provides an abundance of information on the guidelines for different types of physical activity and explains the differences between each. It has interactive tools, videos, tips and examples of different ways to meet the recommended amount of physical activity per week.

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Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and Fact Sheet

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides information on strategies to increase physical activity, a blog to keep up-to-date with physical activity tips and full articles to understand the research that created the foundation for these guidelines.

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides a brief fact sheet on physical activity, in a short summary of how to build up physical activity, how much is required and why it is important to stay or become physically active.

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Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health

The World Health Organization developed information on physical activity guidelines on a national and regional level, with the overall goal to provide information on frequency, duration, intensity, type and total amount of physical activity needed. This source provides information on the rise of childhood overweight and obesity and strategies for prevention.

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News Releases on Physical Activity

The American College of Sports Medicine is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world, dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications. This source provides in-depth scientific material concerning the current status of research on cardiorespiratory, resistance, flexibility and neuromotor exercise.

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