November 1, 2011
As our traditional election month begins, we want to focus on government policies that promote physical activity. This month, our bloggers will start a conversation on Policy in Action. We are excited to hear what you have to say about policies promoting physical activity in your communities. As always, thanks for reading the PAG blog and joining the conversation.
This month's bloggers:
September 22, 2011
• Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults encourages individuals to get the amount of physical activity they need, based on the Guidelines and their own goals.
• Be Active Your Way Fact Sheet for Adults is a quick overview of the types and amount of physical activity recommended in the Guidelines.
Both provide simple, adaptable strategies and tools for individuals to incorporate regular physical activity into an overall healthy lifestyle.
You can download both from the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans website.
Stay tuned for more Spanish resources – Healthfinder.gov will be coming out in Spanish in October!
December 30, 2010
We hope you've enjoyed our Monday program spotlights the past couple months. Do you enjoy reading about all these fantastic physical activity promotion programs? Would you like your program to be spotlighted? Do you know a program you would like to nominate to be spotlighted? We would love to hear from you! Just answer the six questions below in 750 words or fewer and e-mail them, along with a photo from your program, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitting information about your program does not guarantee that your program will be featured. “Programs” may include specialized organizations, ongoing efforts by broader organizations, temporarily-funded interventions, and/or periodic events. Programs must not conflict with the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Evidence-based programs or programs including an evaluation component will be given preference. If your program is chosen, an ODPHP representative will e-mail you before posting to confirm accuracy of the blog post.
1. Describe your program and the population it serves.
2. How are the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans incorporated into the program?
3. How is the success of your program measured?
4. What are some challenges you faced in implementation?
5. Please give tips for others to implement programs similar to yours.