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.
The fifth and final public meeting of the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee was held from October 16- 20, 2017. During this meeting, all remaining conclusions were presented to the full Committee for deliberation and approval.
The 2017 United States Report Card on Walking and Walkable Communities, released by the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance serves to establish a national baseline on walking behavior and identify opportunities for growth. The Report Card is the first comprehensive national assessment of walking and walkability in the United States. It measures the extent to which individuals and communities in the United States meet selected standards related to walking. Grades reflect national-level performance, not that of states or local municipalities. Initial grades indicate we’ve got some improvements to make!
At Special Olympics, our mission is to provide sports opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities. In order for our athletes to truly perform at their best, they must be fit and healthy. Learn about the ways Special Olympics encourages year-round fitness.