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Indian Health Service: The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives
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HEALTHY WEIGHT FOR LIFE

Resources

Physical Activity

Indian Health Diabetes Best Practice:
Physical Activity for Diabetes Prevention and Care.
The 2011 Indian Health Diabetes Best Practice: Physical Activity for Diabetes Prevention and Care [PDF – 507 KB] helps programs seeking to improve or increase physical activity among community members at risk for diabetes and people with diabetes and helps communities develop a structured physical activity program to produce measurable outcomes. This best practice describes physical activity recommendations for any individual with diabetes or at risk for diabetes.

Physical Activity Kit (PAK): Staying on the Active Path in Native Communities … a Lifespan Approach!
The goal of the PAK is to promote age- and culture-appropriate physical activities across the lifespan in Native American communities to increase each person’s time spent in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. The kit has been successfully received in field testing in Tribal communities.

2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov are the most comprehensive of their kind. Adults gain substantial health benefits from 2½ hours a week of moderate aerobic physical activity, and children benefit from an hour or more of physical activity a day, according to these guidelines. The guidelines are designed so people can fit physical activity into their daily plans and incorporate activities they enjoy.

U.S. National Physical Activity Plan.
The National Physical Activity Plan Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov is a private-public sector collaborative, engaging hundreds of organizations dedicated to changing our communities in ways that will enable every American to be sufficiently physically active. The National Plan aims to create a culture that supports physically active lifestyles for the ultimate purposes of improving health, preventing disease and disability, and enhancing quality of life.
Tribal Journey 2007: Paddle to Lummi (Source: Chris Stearns, Navajo).
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