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N388, Reviewed March 2009

MyActivity Pyramid for Adults (18-64)

Department of Nutritional Sciences

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The MyActivity Pyramid for Adults is modeled after the USDA's MyPyramid and is based on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The handout is designed to help adults ages 18-64 meet the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for active adults. The 8.5- by 11-inch handout was piloted with more than 140 adults.

The pyramid
 

Lifestyle activities

As often as possible

Aerobic activity

At least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate intensity each week
or
at least 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) of vigorous intensity each week*

What is a moderate-intensity activity?

What is a vigorous-intensity activity?

*Or do a combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity activities.

Strength and flexibility

At least two times each week

Strength

Flexibility

Inactivity

Limit

Research

Major research findings about the health benefits of physical activity from the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans:

Physical Activity Guidelines are also available for the following:

To learn more about these guidelines visit: www.health.gov/paguidelines

 

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