Be Active Your Way

The Be Active Your Way (BAYW) Blog is now archived. The BAYW Blog offered insights from health and physical activity professionals about translating the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans into practice.

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By ICAA

Over the last 28 years, I have presented hundreds of seminars on how fitness facilities can attract older adults. At almost every presentation, someone asks, “Do older adults prefer to work out with people their own age or with younger people?”

This question has always created great debate. However, the answer may be found in research done by Mark Beauchamp, an assistant professor in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia in Canada.…

This week, we examine the translation of scientific research into popular media by highlighting a recently-published study and the resulting press surrounding it:

Original article:

Physical Activity and Weight Gain Prevention  (Source:  Journal of the American Medical Association)  Researchers analyze the link between physical activity and weight maintenance among a cohort of middle-aged women followed for thirteen years.…

This week, we take a look at newly-published research on physical activity in various settings, and throughout the lifecycle:

 

 

Relationship between frequency and intensity of physical activity and health behaviors of adolescents (Source:  PubMed/Journal of School Health)  Researchers examined the relationship between physical activity intensity and a wide range of other health behaviors (e.g.…

By NPAP

The launch of the National Physical Activity Plan is set for May 3, 2010.  This date will represent the culmination of a two year long effort to produce the first U.S. National PA Plan.  The goal is to kick off a long-term social movement to have more Americans meet federal PA Guidelines. …