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.
For many Americans, meeting the daily physical activity recommendations can be a challenge. Between work, family and everyday responsibilities, it can be difficult to find the time to put personal health and wellness needs first. Local park and recreation agencies can offer a solution to that challenge. In fact, people who use parks and open spaces are three times more likely to achieve the recommended levels of physical activity than nonusers.
Don't forget to register for this week's public meeting of the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee.
The meeting will be held on:
July 19, 2017: 1 - 5pm E.T.
July 20, 2017: 8am - 5pm E.T.
July 21, 2017: 8am - 11am E.T.
You can attend the meeting online via videocast.
The draft agenda is now available.
NCHPAD is happy to be a supporter of this year’s Park and Recreation Month led by the National Recreation and Park Association. This year's theme is, "Get Your Play On!" For people with disabilities, discovering the power of play starts with access, opportunity, and inclusion. Through organized efforts to create opportunities for people with disabilities, we can address health disparities that lead to physical inactivity.
The Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee is composed of 17 nationally recognized experts in the fields of physical activity and health. Today, we are highlighting Dr. Melicia Whitt-Glover, President and CEO of Gramercy Research Group in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. On the Committee, Dr. Whitt Glover is a member of the Promotion of Physical Activity and Youth Subcommittees.