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HHS Now Accepting Public Comments on the Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report on Older Adults

Learn More About the Midcourse Report

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The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provides science-based recommendations on how physical activity can help promote health and reduce the risk of chronic disease. Despite the many benefits of regular physical activity for older adults (fall prevention, reduced risk and progression of chronic disease, etc.), less than 13 percent of adults older than 65 years meet the recommendations for aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity. Building on the science base from the Physical Activity Guidelines, HHS is developing a midcourse report focused on strategies to increase physical activity levels among older adults.

Additional information about the Midcourse Report is available in the Federal RegisterThis link is external to notice.

Submit a Written Comment

HHS will accept comments via email to until 11:59 p.m. ET on March 10, 2023. Form letters are discouraged.

You may submit more than one comment in your email. For each comment, please include the section (e.g., introduction), line number (e.g., line 37 or lines 86-92), and suggested action.

Please use the example format below to submit your comment(s):

Comment #1

  • Section: [insert section]
  • Line(s): [insert line number(s)]
  • Comment: [insert comment #1]
  • Suggested action: [insert suggested action]

HHS will review all public comments and incorporate the feedback into the final version of the Midcourse Report, to be released in 2023.

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