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2008 physical activity guidelines for Americans : be active, healthy, and happy!

Author: United States. Department of Health and Human Services.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 2008.
Series: ODPHP publication, no. U0036.
Edition/Format:   Book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Guideline
Additional Physical Format: 2008 physical activity guidelines for Americans : be active, healthy, and happy
ix, 61 p.
(OCoLC)275168782
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: United States. Department of Health and Human Services.
ISBN: 9780160818363 0160818362
OCLC Number: 263693131
Notes: Cover title.
"October 2008"--P. [4] of cover.
Shipping list no.: 2009-0217-P.
Description: ix, 61 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Contents: 2008 physical activity guidelines for Americans summary --
Key guidelines for children and adolescents --
Key guidelines for adults --
Key guidelines for older adults --
Key guidelines for safe physical activity --
Key guidelines for women during pregnancy and the postpartum period --
Key guidelines for adults with disabilities --
Key messages for people with chronic medical conditions --
Roadmap to the 2008 physical activity guidelines for Americans --
Chapter 1 : Introducing the 2008 physical activity guidelines for Americans --
Why and how the guidelines were developed --
The Framework for the physical activity guidelines for Americans --
Putting the guidelines into practice --
Chapter 2 : Physical activity has many health benefits --
Examining the relationship between physical activity and health --
The Health benefits of physical activity --
Chapter 3 : Active children and adolescents --
Explaining the guidelines --
Meeting the guidelines --
Getting and staying active : real-life examples --
Chapter 4 : Active adults --
Explaining the guidelines --
Meeting the guidelines --
Special considerations --
Getting and staying active : real-life examples --
Chapter 5 : Active older adults --
Explaining the guidelines --
Meeting the guidelines --
Special considerations --
Getting and staying active : real-life examples --
Chapter 6 : Safe and active --
Explaining the guidelines --
Gradually increasing physical activity over time : real-life examples --
Chapter 7 : Additional considerations for some adults --
Physical activity for women during pregnancy and the postpartum period --
Physical activity for people with disabilities --
Physical activity for people with chronic medical conditions --
Chapter 8 : Taking action : increasing physical activity levels of Americans --
What can adults do to get enough physical activity? --
How can we help children and adolescents get enough physical activity? --
What can communities do to help people be active? --
Glossary --
Appendix 1 : Translating scientific evidence about total amount and intensity of physical activity into guidelines --
Background --
Two methods of assessing aerobic intensity --
Developing guidelines based on minutes of moderate and vigorous instensity activity --
Using relative intensity to meet guidelines expressed in terms of absolute intensity --
Appendix 2 : Selected examples of injury prevention strategies for common physical activities and sports --
Appendix 3 : Federal web sites that promote physical activity --
Individuals and families --
Schools --
Communities --
Health care --
Worksites.
Series Title: ODPHP publication, no. U0036.
Other Titles: Two thousand eight physical activity guidelines for Americans :
Physical activity guidelines for Americans :
Be active, healthy, and happy

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