By PCFSN

Written by: J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health

 

Cross-posted from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition blog

 

Fitness is a word that means something different to everyone.  For some, it’s a necessity.  A prerequisite for health and wellbeing.  For others, it’s a journey. …

By ICAA

Aging used to be simple: People were born, moved through childhood into adolescence and adulthood, through midlife into old age (if they lived that long), and then died. They often established a home, a family and a vocation, before retiring to live out their “declining” years. Today, with 30-plus years added to the life span, a new view of aging has emerged—one filled with anticipation and accomplishment.…

This Friday, May 17th is National Bike to Work Day. Here in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area there are 70 pit stops throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia. In 2001, only a few hundred participated, but over 12,000 participated last year. I was one of those participants and I had a blast!…

Did you get in your “Instant Recess” today?  Don’t worry, it will only take 10 minutes and no special equipment or shoes are required. 

 

Antronette (Toni) Yancey, researcher and professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health was the founder of “Instant Recess” – a “MOVEment of ACTIVE-ists dedicated to making America healthier 10 minutes at a time.”  She believed that exercise could be done in short bursts in workplaces, schools and places of worship and wrote a book about the movement, “Instant Recess: Building a Fit Nation 10 Minutes at a Time.” 

 

Sadly, with her recent passing, the physical activity community lost a tremendous leader. …