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Written by Alexandra Black, Health Promotion Manager at IHRSA

Today is the Wednesday after Christmas. We’re just finishing up the last of the leftover turkey, ham, and apple pie. Maybe just pulling ourselves off the couch for our first walk in a week (or weeks), thinking of all the great things we’ll accomplish next year.…

Written by ODPHP

With 2015 drawing to a close, we look toward 2016 and all we can do to support physical activity. America Walks, host of the Walking Summit, announced an extensive schedule of webinars for the New Year. See below for the many opportunities you have to learn more and get engaged in the walking movement.  …

The end of 2015 marks a time for reflection and new beginnings. You may have already started on your New Year’s resolutions. Here at the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) we hope that more adults who are not current on the recommended clinical preventive services have made it their New Year’s resolution to get up to date.
Planning is underway for the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans to be released in 2018. The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is seeking nominations for the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee. Details about qualifications and requirements for nominations are available through the Federal Register Notice.