Reports and StatisticsAre Youth Becoming More Physically Active? (PDF | 2.20 MB)
DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Read the 5-year follow-up report to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The report identifies strategies to increase physical activity in youth across a variety of settings. March 2013.
U.S. Physical Activity Statistics
DHHS. CDC. National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Interactive page allows you to view levels of physical activity in your state by age, gender, race/ethnicity, and education. Compare your state to others or to the US as a whole. View trends in activity by state.
Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Report
Department of Health and Human Services.
Committee report that documents the scientific background and rationale for the 2008 edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, which will be issued in late 2008. The Physical Activity Guidelines will summarize the latest knowledge about activity and health, with depth and flexibility targeting specific population subgroups.
The Community Guide - Promoting Physical Activity
DHHS. CDC. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Review of published scientific studies documents the effectiveness of physical activity promotion interventions. Includes a chart summarizing the findings and a link to the entire report.
Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General
DHHS. CDC. PCPFS. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Reports the evidence that physical activity can substantially improve health and quality of life. Includes key facts, trends and benefits of physical fitness. Learn how your community can encourage activity programs.
Physical Activity Fundamental To Preventing Disease
United States Department of Health and Human Services.
Provides information on the benefits of physical activity, the economic impact of inactivity and the role of physical activity in the obesity epidemic.
Lower Direct Medical Costs Associated with Physical Activity
DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Summary of the first study ever to examine direct medical costs associated with various levels of physical activity. Reviews medical expenditure data from the 1987 National Medical Expenditures Survey (NMES). October 2000.