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Unformatted text preview: Lifespan Approach The best way to be physically active is to be active for life. Therefore, the Guidelines take a lifespan approach and provide recommendations for three age groups: Children and Adolescents, Adults, and Older Adults. The Physical Activity Guidelines are for Americans aged 6 and older. The Advisory Committee report did not review evidence for children younger than age 6. Physical activity in infants and young children is, of course, necessary for healthy growth and development. Children younger than 6 should be physically active in ways appropriate for their age and stage of development. Individualized Health Goals The Guidelines generally explain the amounts and types of physical activity needed for health benefits. Within these overall parameters, individuals have many choices about appropriate types and amounts of activity. To make these choices, American adults need to set personal goals for physical activity. Setting these goals involves questions like, How physically fit do I want to be? How important is it to me to these goals involves questions like, How physically fit do I want to be?...
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This document was uploaded on 11/04/2011 for the course PFW 101 at Texas State.
- Fall '10