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Guidelines on physical activity for Americans have recently been updated

Posted: 10:08 AM, Nov 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-13 10:08:54-05

The federal government has updated its guidelines for physical activity for the first time in the last decade.

The new recommendation: Americans should get moving.

The Department of Health and Human Services reports Americans are not getting the exercise they need.

This is costing the health care system more than $100-billion each year.

Experts say people can dramatically improve their health by moving more, and sitting less.

A review of several years of new research says if you have a sedentary desk job, you don't have to quit..You can offset all that sitting by moving more when you're not at work.