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.

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The Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB) within the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has updated its Physical Activity Resource Guide (PARG).  The PARG is intended to aid and support County Health Offices, local community organizations, schools and others in physical activity programming.  The guide leads the reader through the complete process of health programming, Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation.  Three new sections have been added to the guide, Physical Literacy, Older Adults (age 60 and above) and Physical Activity and Physical Activity for Individuals with Physical Limitations and Disabilities.
This September, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) celebrate the fourth annual Go4Life Month! Go4Life® is NIA’s national campaign to help adults 50+ fit exercise and physical activity into their daily life. In September, we observe Go4Life Month as a way to spotlight the importance of regular exercise and physical activity for healthy aging. This year's Go4Life Month theme is Get Ready! Get Moving! Go4Life! All across the country, Go4Life partners, senior services organizations, and other groups will be focusing on each of these recommendations as they help older adults explore ways to be active and to stick with physical activity throughout the year.