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 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee is composed of 17 nationally recognized experts in the fields of physical activity and health. Today, we are highlighting Dr. Kathy Janz, physical activity epidemiologist at the University of Iowa in the Department of Health and Human Physiology and the Department of Epidemiology. On the Committee, Dr. Janz is a member of the Youth and Exposure Subcommittees.
Research continues to show that promoting healthy habits to employees – be it through intensive programs or structural and cultural support (e.g., an on-site gym and encouragement to use it during the lunch break) – is an effective way to benefit both employer and employee. This Global Employee Health and Fitness Month, IHRSA presents five reasons to consider employee wellness programs.
The Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee is composed of 17 nationally recognized experts in the fields of physical activity and health. Today, we are highlighting Dr. David Buchner, a Shahid and Ann Carlson Khan Professor in Applied Health Sciences at in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois. On the Committee, Dr. Buchner is the chair of the Individuals with Chronic Conditions Subcommittee and is a member of the Aging Subcommittee.
Local school wellness policies help set children up for a healthy future by cultivating healthy eating and physical activity habits, but children and youth with disabilities are often not fully included in these efforts. NCHPAD is happy to be a supporter of The Alliance for a Healthier Generation's #WellnessWins campaign.
Each year, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition encourages all Americans to #MoveInMay. Why? Because it’s National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and what better time to focus on being active and becoming a healthier you!
National Physical Education & Sport Week is held May 1-7 to raise awareness for effective health and physical education. Led by SHAPE America, the Society of Health and Physical Educators, this week is dedicated to empowering all children to lead healthy and active lives through effective health and physical education programs — a commitment known as 50 Million Strong by 2029.
National Minority Health Month is celebrated every April in the United States. This year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health is joining partners throughout the nation to “Bridge Health Equity Across Communities.”
On March 23, 2017 the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee held its third public meeting. It was the third of five planned public meetings. This third meeting provided an opportunity for the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee subcommittees to present their progress to the full Committee and gain consensus on several issues.
Park Prescriptions (ParkRx) Day returns for its second year! Join the National Recreation and Parks Association, the National Park Service, the Surgeon General, and other partners on a stroll in a park near you.
The Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee is composed of 17 nationally recognized experts in the fields of physical activity and health. Today, we are highlighting Dr. William Kraus, Director of Translational Research at the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute and a preventive sports cardiologist in the Duke Division of Cardiology. On the Committee, Dr. Kraus serves as the Chair of the Exposure Subcommittee and as a member of the Individuals with Chronic Conditions Subcommittee.