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.

Welcome to the start of a New Year with new hopes, wishes, and strategies on the roadmap! Does your 2018 roadmap ensure that everyone is able to benefit from and enjoy your health promotion efforts? One in five adults in the United States have some type of disability, and approximately one in eight working-age adults have a disability. It’s everyone’s job to build inclusive workplaces and provide equal opportunities for worksite wellness. As you kick off your health promotions for the year, consider actively planning for and including employees with disabilities.
During the month of January, health and fitness is top of mind for people setting resolutions for a healthy new year. Google searches for fitness peak at the beginning of the year and the International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), reports that 10.8 percent of all health club members join their gyms in January. IHRSA offers health professionals five tips for how to help patients and clients stay motivated and be active year-round.