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 YMCA

What do you think of when you hear the word “cancer”?  Like me, you probably don’t think of “working out”, or “increased levels of physical activity”.  You might think of hair loss, painful treatments, feeling sick, and having no energy, among other things.  But for some folks, exercise and physical activity is just what their doctor orders, even if they haven’t been active in the past. …

By ICAA

In 2002, at age 68, David Dworkin founded a unique “symphonic aerobics” program, which has since become internationally recognized. Conductorcise®—a Sound Workout for Mind, Body and Soul—is “a symphony performance, music history lesson and aerobics workout all rolled into one,” suggests The Times-Picayune, New Orleans’ newspaper.

 

A graduate of The Juilliard School and Columbia University, Dworkin channeled his passion for music and physical fitness into this innovative program.…

By DoD DeCA

While walking through DeCA headquarters, one may notice a lot of activity in the building. You might see a group of women in summer dresses and workout shoes walking, a man with a gym bag and wet hair coming out of the locker room, and several people walking up the stairs instead of using the elevator.…

By NCHPAD

There is a critical need to increase participation in physical activity for everyone, this we already know.  Unfortunately, many physical activity programs are not designed in a way that includes people with disabilities.  Recognizing the need for inclusive programming and the common barriers to physical activity for people with disabilities (cost, transportation, don’t know where/how to exercise, inaccessible facilities, lack of knowledgeable staff) the staff at the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD) knew it was time to put their heads together to come up with something creative, something that hadn’t been tried before. …