By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, March 27, 2014
The American Heart Association’s recommendation of “150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise” per week is originally derived from a comprehensive group of studies and recommendations by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services entitled, “2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.” It details the health and fitness status, along with suggestions, for different segments of the American population.
You can view find the report online here: http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/guidelines/summary.aspx
The American Heart Association’s page, “American Heart Association Recommendations for Physical Activity in Adults,” where they summarize the DHHS study is here: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/PhysicalActivity/American-Heart-Association-Recommendations-for-Physical-Activity-in-Adults_UCM_307976_Article.jsp
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