Unformatted text preview: 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on 5 or more days a week, for a total of at least 150 minutes a week. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans affirms that it is acceptable to follow the CDC/ACSM recommendation and similar recommendations. However, according to the Advisory Committee report, the CDC/ACSM guideline was too specific. In other words, existing scientific evidence does not allow researchers to say, for example, whether the health benefits of 30 minutes on 5 days a week are any different from the health benefits of 50 minutes on 3 days a week. As a result, the new Guidelines allow a person to accumulate 150 minutes a week in various ways....
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- Fall '10
- physical activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention