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SECTION 1: ABOUT THE GUIDELINES Health-enhancing physical activity is activity that, when added to baseline activity, produces health benefits. In this document, the term “physical activity” generally refers to health-enhancing physical activity. Brisk walking, jumping rope, dancing, lifting weights, climbing on playground equipment at recess, and doing yoga are all examples of physical activity. Some people (such as postal carriers or carpenters on construction sites) may get enough physical activity on the job to
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Unformatted text preview: meet the Guidelines. We dont understand enough about whether doing more baseline activity results in health benefits. Even so, efforts to promote baseline activities are justifiable. After all, baseline activities are normal lifestyle activities. Encouraging Americans to increase their baseline activity is sensible for several reasons:...
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