Scientific Report

PAG Advisory Committee Report

The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee submitted its Scientific Report to the Secretary of HHS in February 2018. The report summarizes the scientific evidence on physical activity and health, and the government used it to develop the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

Download the entire Scientific Report [PDF - 29.7 MB]

Table of Contents

Online-Only Supplementary Material

  • Evidence Portfolios: the systematic review literature search protocol, abstraction outputs, and quality and bias assessment reports for the evidence reviewed in each question
  • Supplementary tables: select additional data tables for the Sedentary Behavior, Cardiometabolic Health and Weight Management, and Individuals with Chronic Conditions Subcommittees