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.

To get updates from ODPHP about physical activity news and events, follow the health.gov Blog.

By APTA

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day is observed on the first day of fall (today!) to increase public awareness and promote activities to reduce falls among older adults. This year’s awareness day is themed “Standing Together to Prevent Falls,” and 46 states are planning to participate. National Falls Prevention Awareness Day is just one example of the tremendous work over 70 professional organizations, including APTA, federal agencies, and 42 state falls prevention coalitions have done through the Falls Free Initiative.…

By ACSM

Obesity rates in the United States have soared among all age groups, particularly among our youth. In fact, more than 23 million children and teenagers (ages 2-19) are obese or overweight, a statistic that health and medical experts consider an epidemic.

As alarming as this is, there are numerous opportunities to start changing this trend.…

By AOSSM

Childhood obesity has become a public health concern in recent years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 12.5 million children and adolescents are obese. This number accounts for approximately 17% of children and adolescents between the ages of 2 and 19 in the United States.…

Ready to teach the Eat Healthy * Be Active Community Workshops in your own community? Join us for a one-hour Webinar to learn how you can best implement the workshop series.

Date: Wednesday, September 12

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register now!

The Webinar will provide:

Tips on how you can use the workshops to motivate individuals in your community to eat healthier and engage in regular physical activity Firsthand experiences from one pilot site instructor who shares ways she made the workshop a success in her community Ideas for planning a successful workshop series, improving attendance, and boosting group participation

 

For more information and to download the workshops visit www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines.