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.
The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games begin July 1, 2018 in Seattle, WA. In advance of the Games, Hillary Kern, Special Olympics Health Messenger and long-time athlete from Texas, shares her secrets for staying active and living a fit, healthy life so she can compete at the top of her game.
Everybody needs physical activity for good health and inclusive after-school programs can help increase physical activity among children of all abilities. Girls on the Run, in collaboration with the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD), recently completed a pilot inclusion program aimed at involving girls with disabilities across the country in this physical activity-based positive youth development program.
June is Men’s Health Month, to celebrate, Men's Health Network shares tips on how to help dads as Father’s Day nears—and even more that all of us can use to help men stay healthy.
America Walks has worked tirelessly to make sure all community members have safe, accessible, and enjoyable places to walk and be physically active. To recognize the community change agents working in this space across the United States, America Walks launched its Community Change Grant program in 2015. This program provides funds to catalyze smaller-scale, low-cost projects and programs that increase the prevalence of walking, expand the diversity of people and organizations working to advance walkability, and help to make walking safer, easier, and more fun for all community members. Read about how one group is taking strides to "Walk Across Alabama."