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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Written by the Weight-control Information Network

The Physical Activity Guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes each week of moderate aerobic activity for adults—and at least an hour each day of active time for kids. This may be hard during winter, when cold temperatures and decreased daylight may reduce your desire to be active.…

PCFSN Community Leadership Award – President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

The President’s Council Community Leadership Award is given annually to no more than 50 individuals or organizations that provide or enhance opportunities to engage in sports, physical activity, fitness, or nutrition-related programs within a community. Nominate someone today!…

Written by Alexandra Black MPH, RD, LDN, Health Promotion Manager, IHRSA

Every year, October through March is considered “flu season,” otherwise known as “that cold part of the year when everyone you know is getting sick.”  And just recently the CDC announced that they misjudged which flu strains would be most common, meaning that the vaccine is likely less effective than in previous years at warding off the flu.…

Written by NCHPAD

The stress of the holidays can be a hindrance towards the enjoyment of being with family and friends, as well as time spent away from everyday routines.  To combat stress that might arise during the holiday season, physical activity is a wonderful outlet!  NCHPAD has a 12 Days of Fitness resource which includes 12 physical activity and health tips to integrate fitness into the holidays.…