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Older Americans Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness about important issues facing older individuals. Health care providers can be a critical resource to help older individuals understand the importance of following a healthy diet for preventing, managing and treating chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. A healthy diet is of particular importance in older individuals whose age alone increases their risk for chronic medical problems.

Written on behalf of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases’ (NIDDK) Weight-control Information Network (WIN)

Lack of time may be one of the biggest obstacles when it comes to physical activity. But you don’t have to train for a marathon or go to the gym every day to stay active.…

Written by Ayanna McKnight, Fellow at the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity

Global Employee Health & Fitness Month (GEHFM) is an international and national observance of health and fitness in the workplace. The goal of GEHFM is to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to employers and their employees through worksite health promotion activities and environments.…