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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Post from the Weight-control Information Network

You’re probably working hard to help your clients keep up with exercise around the winter holidays. In a season of heavy holiday dinners, packed schedules, and rainy or snowy weather, these tips from the Weight-control Information Network (WIN) may help your clients get and stay active:

Make physical activity part of your holiday schedule.…

Blog submitted by IHRSA

In a recent essay titled, “The Tribe Or The Person,” famed marketing guru, Seth Godin, asks, “are you trying to change an individual or are you trying to incite/inspire/redirect the tribe?”

The question is critical for any change agent, according to Godin, and the two answers should lead to very different approaches.…

Key findings from Walkable Shopping Areas Good for Business

There is great enthusiasm for walkable shopping areas among retail experts, developers and many residents of urban and suburban areas. Walking shopping areas have a potential to prosper as a result of demographics, increased gas prices, public policies encouraging higher densities and changing life style preferences.…

Contributed by Dr. David Geier, The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

Do you want to lose weight, but despite long sessions on the treadmill or elliptical trainer?

Most adults seem to fall into that category. Studies have shown that few Americans obtain at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity recommended in the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.…