health guidelines

Federal government announces new physical fitness guidelines

Fewer than one in three Americans meet standards

Originally published Nov. 12, 2018 in USA Today.

By Jayne O’Donnell

Less than a third of Americans, and only one in five teenagers, meet new physical fitness guidelines issued by the federal government Monday, the Department of Health and Human Services said.

The guidelines, which officials said could be easily achieved by most, recommend the same level of exercise as the original standards released in 2008 but without the expectation that the physical activity occur in 10-minute blocks.  Read More