Post from the Weight-control Information Network

You’re probably working hard to help your clients keep up with exercise around the winter holidays. In a season of heavy holiday dinners, packed schedules, and rainy or snowy weather, these tips from the Weight-control Information Network (WIN) may help your clients get and stay active:

Make physical activity part of your holiday schedule.…

Blog submitted by IHRSA

In a recent essay titled, “The Tribe Or The Person,” famed marketing guru, Seth Godin, asks, “are you trying to change an individual or are you trying to incite/inspire/redirect the tribe?”

The question is critical for any change agent, according to Godin, and the two answers should lead to very different approaches.…

Key findings from Walkable Shopping Areas Good for Business

There is great enthusiasm for walkable shopping areas among retail experts, developers and many residents of urban and suburban areas. Walking shopping areas have a potential to prosper as a result of demographics, increased gas prices, public policies encouraging higher densities and changing life style preferences.…

Contributed by Dr. David Geier, The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

Do you want to lose weight, but despite long sessions on the treadmill or elliptical trainer?

Most adults seem to fall into that category. Studies have shown that few Americans obtain at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity recommended in the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.…

Contributed by: YMCA

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and the Y is working to build awareness of prediabetes. Prediabetes is a condition in which individuals have blood glucose levels that are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes, and it’s a condition that is directly improved with physical activity.…

Authored by IHRSA

“I don’t have enough time” is probably the most common excuse for not exercising, which is one of the reasons why the 7 Minute Workout has become a fitness sensation for individuals healthy enough to participate.

According to the NY Times, the 7 Minute Workout “fulfills the latest mandates for high-intensity effort, which essentially combines a long run and a visit to the weight room into about seven minutes of steady discomfort — all of it based on science.”

And since the 7 Minute Workout requires nothing more than a wall and chair to complete, it goes a long way toward eliminating barriers to exercise on those days when a trip to the gym or local bike trail are out of the question.…

Fatigue can be debilitating. Here’s how you can help your clients boost their energy levels and get back into top form.

By Colin Milner, CEO, International Council on Active Aging

Whether due to poor sleep patterns, not getting enough exercise, taking care of children and/or parents, poor nutrition, long work hours, drug interactions, stress, depression or a myriad of other issues, the fact is that most adults are in search of energy.…

Post from Triathlon Family USA, Inc.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s a great time to draw attention to the need for survivors to be physically active. Nearly all survivors endure therapeutic cancer treatment that includes surgery or chemotherapy or radiation, or some combination of these. Afterwards, most are sent on their way, often with a prescription for ongoing hormonal medication therapy – and advice to maintain a healthy body weight through sound nutrition and physical activity,

One of the most compelling reasons to follow a physical activity exercise plan after cancer treatment is that it helps you feel engaged in the fight.…

Will you ask your CEO to sign?

Corporate America is at a cultural crossroads. One path leads toward a vibrant, active workforce harnessing the health and intellectual benefits of physical activity; the other toward a sedentary, dreary workforce that mostly just wants to take a nap around 3 pm each day.…

The HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has been working with the Association for State and Local Health Officials (ASTHO) to educate and mobilize state health leadership to integrate the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and the PAG Midcourse Report throughout the state health agencies.  This partnership has resulted in four webinars, a collection of case studies, and an issue brief describing state stories.…