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.

Written by Alexandra Black, Health Promotion Manager at IHRSA

Today is the Wednesday after Christmas. We’re just finishing up the last of the leftover turkey, ham, and apple pie. Maybe just pulling ourselves off the couch for our first walk in a week (or weeks), thinking of all the great things we’ll accomplish next year.…

Written by ODPHP

With 2015 drawing to a close, we look toward 2016 and all we can do to support physical activity. America Walks, host of the Walking Summit, announced an extensive schedule of webinars for the New Year. See below for the many opportunities you have to learn more and get engaged in the walking movement.  …

Planning is underway for the 2nd edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAG)!

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is leading this effort. We are working in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN).…

Written by SHAPE America member, Nancy Blake, 2014 Alaska Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Days grow shorter. Temperatures dip lower. There can be a temptation to follow the bear’s example and hibernate during these cold winter months, but we know that it is important to stay physically active all year long.…