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.

By Margaux Mennesson, Marketing and Communications Manager, Safe Routes to School National Partnership

Twenty years ago, the Partnership for a Walkable America organized the very first Walk to School Day as a one-day event to promote the need for walkable communities. Today, the event is celebrated in more than 40 countries worldwide, with schools in all 50 states organizing their own unique events.…

By Kate Olscamp, Communications Coordinator with the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance

“The world needs to get serious about physical activity,” proclaim Pamela Das and Richard Horton in The Lancet’s most recent series on Physical Activity. For decades we have been engineering physical activity out of our everyday lives. Recent global estimates suggest that 5 million deaths each year can be attributed to not meeting physical activity recommendations.  …

Need resources and programs for families, communities, and schools designed to support individuals on their journey to living healthy? Check out the new #0to60 App, released by the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

Additional content includes a new #0to60 song by Grammy-nominated recording artist Jordin Sparks, the #0to60 mobile-ready website, and a video featuring First Lady Michelle Obama.…

By NCHPAD

The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability is focused on building healthy, inclusive communities that provide people with disability equal access to and opportunities for healthy living.

The exciting road to Rio is coming to culmination as the 2016 Paralympic Games kick off in Rio de Janeiro on September 7, 2016. …

By, Diana Allen, Health Promotion and Healthy Parks Healthy People Chief and Anne O’Neill, Park Rx Coordinator, National Park Service

Dr. Robert Zarr from Unity Healthcare’s Upper Cardozo Health Center with NPS Director Jonathan Jarvis and another female doctor and patient – for ParkRx.

Preventable chronic disease afflicts many Americans and there is evidence that parks, nature, and open space can provide health benefits for those suffering from obesity, diabetes, and depression.…

The Be Active Your Way (BAYW) blog, hosted by ODPHP, is a companion to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The BAYW blog provides health and physical activity professionals with resources and examples of how to put the Guidelines into practice. News and recaps of the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee’s work will also be posted to this blog.…

By Alexandra Black, Health Promotion Manager at IHRSA

 

Regular physical activity can reduce the likelihood of developing dementia. Physical activity can also help improve cognition in adults with some mild cognitive decline. Some research has also found benefits for people with fully progressed Alzheimer’s disease – in one study cardiorespiratory fitness was associated with reduced brain atrophy.…

July 14-15, 2016 marked the first meeting of the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee. Seventeen of the nation’s leading physicians, scientists, and public health researchers were officially sworn in by Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Karen DeSalvo, and charged with examining the strongest science in physical activity and health. (Meet the experts) Their efforts will generate a comprehensive scientific advisory report that will ultimately inform the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.