Building a healthy eating pattern has major health benefits. It can help people reach or stay at a healthy body weight, get the nutrients they need, and lower the risk of serious health problems — like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancers. But, as you probably already know, patients may not know how to get started with incorporating healthy food choices into their everyday routines.…

The Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee is composed of 17 nationally recognized experts in the fields of physical activity and health. Today, we are highlighting Dr. Kathy Janz, physical activity epidemiologist at the University of Iowa in the Department of Health and Human Physiology and the Department of Epidemiology. On the Committee, Dr. Janz is a member of the Youth and Exposure Subcommittees.
Research continues to show that promoting healthy habits to employees – be it through intensive programs or structural and cultural support (e.g., an on-site gym and encouragement to use it during the lunch break) – is an effective way to benefit both employer and employee. This Global Employee Health and Fitness Month, IHRSA presents five reasons to consider employee wellness programs.
Stroke takes a serious toll on the health of Americans: Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. Every 4 minutes, someone dies of a stroke. All health care providers — physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and others — play an important role in preventing this deadly disease. And May, as National Stroke Awareness Month, is the perfect time to reflect on what each of us can do to prevent, detect, and treat stroke.
The Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee is composed of 17 nationally recognized experts in the fields of physical activity and health. Today, we are highlighting Dr. David Buchner, a Shahid and Ann Carlson Khan Professor in Applied Health Sciences at in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois. On the Committee, Dr. Buchner is the chair of the Individuals with Chronic Conditions Subcommittee and is a member of the Aging Subcommittee.
Last year the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized a new Nutrition Facts label loaded with information designed to help people make healthier food and beverage choices. As the updated Nutrition Facts labels begin appearing in the marketplace, your patients and clients could use your help in learning how to understand and use it to improve their food and beverage choices.