Healthy People Program Analysis

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For this week discussion, we are to become familiar with the United States Department of Health and Human Services Healthy People Project and choose one national healthy objective. The healthy people program was developed in 1979 to promote health and disease prevention nationwide (Nies & McEwen, 2015). This science based program list numerous objectives for improving the health of Americans. The objective I chose to discuss is physical activity. According to Healthy People 2020 (n.d.), 80 percent of adult, children and adolescent are not meeting guidelines for physical activity. With these numbers, obesity is a growing factor and can cause many chronic health problems. Participating in regular exercise a person can maintain a healthy

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