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Reports

This section provides links to key reports and recommendations that serve as the foundation for addressing physical activity.

NewPrevention Status Reports
The Prevention Status Reports highlight the status of public health policies and practices designed to prevent or reduce important public health problems. Individual reports are available for all 50 states and the District of Columbia on 10 key health topics, including Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity.

Vital Signs

More People Walk to Better Health: CDC Vital Signs
Find out how many Americans are walking their way to better health, and what can be done to make it easier for others to walk.

State Indictor Reports

State Indicator Report on Physical Activity 2010 [PDF-1.5Mb]
The State Indicator Report on Physical Activity 2010 provides information on physical activity behavior and policy and environmental supports within each state. Physical activity, essential to overall health, can help control weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers, strengthen bones and muscles, and improve mental health.


Also available:


Surgeon General Reports

1999 Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The 1999 Surgeon General's report was the first to address physical activity and health.


MMWRS

Recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWRs)

New Declines in Student Obesity Prevalence Associated with a Prevention Initiative — King County, Washington, 2012
MMWR, February 21, 2014/63( 7); 155-157

Adult Participation in Aerobic and Muscle-Strengthening Physical Activities — United States, 2011
MMWR, May 3, 2013/62(17); 326-330
Also available: Participation in Physical Activity MMWR Highlights [PDF-106KB]

 

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