American Heart Association President Ivor Benjamin, M.D. FAHA, issued the following comments on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans released at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions today.
“The American Heart Association has long recognized the importance of physical activity in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, stroke and other noncommunicable diseases. We’re committed to developing programs and advocating for public policy that make it easier to get more physical activity, regardless of where you live. These latest guidelines reinforce the importance of moving more and sitting less.