Be Active Your Way

The Be Active Your Way Blog is the official blog of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Follow the blog for updates about the development of the second edition of the Guidelines and insights from health and physical activity professionals about translating the Guidelines into practice.

This summer, the NPAP Alliance introduced its new commentary series –

NPAP Commentaries on Physical Activity and Health

The commentary series is intended to be a bi-monthly e-publication designed to draw attention to timely and thought-provoking issues in physical activity and public health.  Ultimately, the primary aim of these opinion essays is to generate momentum to advance the field of physical activity and public health.…

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

Yoga can be an effective form of exercise for almost anyone. Whether you are in great shape or you want to lose weight, there are forms of yoga that can help. If you are new to yoga, or you have injuries or physical limitations, you can modify most poses to meet your ability.…

Webcast: Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking & Walkability

If you missed the launch of the Surgeon General’s Call to Action, you can now view the webcast! Join the national conversation by sharing this video with others! …

Written by NCHPAD

On September 9th, 2015, the U.S. Surgeon General released a much anticipated Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities.  This call recognizes the importance of physical activity for people of all ages and abilities while calling on Americans to use walking as a way to be more active.  …

Written by Jennifer Weber, Director of Healthy Way to Grow at the American Heart Association 

It’s a health-conscious world out there and chances are you’re one of the many who wants to join the movement, but getting those around you involved can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. We all have busy schedules and the thought of changing our day-to-day can be enough to make even the most motivated health-seeker turn and run the other way.…

In collaboration with the White House Conference on Aging, the National Institute on Aging at NIH and more than 230 Federal, State, and local partners nationwide will celebrate the first annual Go4Life Month this September. We hope you will join us!

Go4Life® — based on research showing that exercise reduces the risk of many of the chronic conditions and disability associated with aging — is a national health campaign designed to help adults 50+ fit exercise and physical activity into their daily life.…