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 ODPHP

Over two days in April, more than 300 researchers, public health practitioners, and the public gathered in downtown DC and via webcast to learn about the latest initiatives using physical activity to address obesity. The workshop, Physical Activity: Moving Toward Obesity Solutions, is the third part of a series of workshops hosted by the Institute Of Medicine (IOM) Round Table on Obesity Solutions exploring how different sectors can influence the health and weight status of Americans.…

Written by Colin Milner, Chief Executive Officer of the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)

Are you looking for fun ways to connect with your older audience? Try this.

Each year host organizations deliver a multitude of events and activities to celebrate Active Aging Week. They spread positive messages of aging, energizing their communities with experiences that fit their populations and foster well-being and growth.…

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

Conventional wisdom seems to say that it takes doing something – flossing, taking the stairs, eating breakfast – for 27 days before it becomes a habit.  But what about something you might not do everyday? Vacuuming your floors twice a week, for example.…

Written by Dr. David Geier, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

In recent years, we have seen a number of serious facial injuries among batters and pitchers in Major League Baseball, as well as professional basketball and hockey players. These same injuries to the facial bones, teeth and eyes can and do occur among young athletes as well.…