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.
Now that Spring has arrived, many Americans will begin to spend time outdoors and may be considering ways to get more active. Walking is among the most common forms of physical activity. The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) celebrated the first day of Spring with the release of the "Promoting Walking and Walkable Communities – Cross-Sector Recommendations". The recommendations aim to identify and prioritize the most critical activities that will result in the greatest impact on improving walkability and increasing walking throughout the United States.
Park and recreation agencies are leading the way to inclusive communities across the country. The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) joined forces with the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability and Lakeshore Foundation to launch Parks for Inclusion, a pledge to ensure that all people have equal access to the benefits of local parks and recreation.
March is National Nutrition Month—a good time to talk with patients about weight management and how eating and physical activity habits can affect body weight and health. But talking about weight can be difficult for both patients and health care providers. This post includes tips and resources that may help pave the way for more successful patient/provider interactions.
The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee has completed its 21-month review of the science of physical activity and health. Read this blog post to learn more about their report and how to submit your comments.