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 DoD DeCA

Childhood obesity in America has reached epidemic proportions, with the number of overweight children doubling over the past two decades. The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) is championing the fight against childhood obesity with supporting the “Let’s Move!” campaign through promoting physical activity for children and healthy food choices. …

Dear Physical Activity Colleagues,

 

For thirty years, the Healthy People initiative has put forth a comprehensive set of health promotion and disease prevention objectives to track, monitor, and motivate action to improve the health of all people in the United States.  As we prepare for the next decade, the Healthy People 2020 initiative aims to unify the national dialogue about health, motivate actions, and encourage new directions in health promotion, providing a public health roadmap and compass for the country. …

This week we would like to spotlight the Fit for the Masters Use module of ProjectPower and how it was implemented by a Houston-based program.

 

Program Basics

 

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has created a year-round diabetes awareness program called ProjectPower, which is specifically designed for implementation in African American churches. …

By NCHPAD

Social determinants of health are social factors which can contribute to our health.  We may not always take into consideration that factors such as income, social support, stress, social exclusion, neighborhood environments and education can have a profound impact on health.  Additionally, one social determinant can actually lead to another and in many cases often does.…