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Rod Dishman, national advisory committee

Rod Dishman, professor of exercise science, is one of 13 members of a national advisory committee that will help create the first federal guidelines on physical activity for Americans.

“The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans,” which will be issued in late 2008, will provide science-based recommendations on the latest knowledge about activity and health, with depth and flexibility to target specific population subgroups, such as seniors, children and persons with disabilities.

The report will be the first time the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has sanctioned such physical activity guidelines, which will be similar to longstanding dietary guidelines for Americans.