By NCHPAD

It’s time for that weekly staff meeting which can range from one to many hours of conversation, reporting, strategizing – and most importantly – a lot of sitting.  Deciding to become a wellness champion, you suggest a “Moving Meeting” to get some physical activity, which may also increase natural vitamin D and spark creativity with coworkers. …

This Friday, May 17th is National Bike to Work Day. Here in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area there are 70 pit stops throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia. In 2001, only a few hundred participated, but over 12,000 participated last year. I was one of those participants and I had a blast!…

Did you get in your “Instant Recess” today?  Don’t worry, it will only take 10 minutes and no special equipment or shoes are required. 

 

Antronette (Toni) Yancey, researcher and professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health was the founder of “Instant Recess” – a “MOVEment of ACTIVE-ists dedicated to making America healthier 10 minutes at a time.”  She believed that exercise could be done in short bursts in workplaces, schools and places of worship and wrote a book about the movement, “Instant Recess: Building a Fit Nation 10 Minutes at a Time.” 

 

Sadly, with her recent passing, the physical activity community lost a tremendous leader. …

Barbara Lockhart, a BYU exercise science professor, says she hasn’t run more than a mile in forty years. But that doesn’t jive with the fact that Lockhart recently completed a day-long hike without a problem. Her secret? Interval training.

What It Is

Interval training is when you do any kind of intense activity to get your heart rate up, and then let your heart rate go down again.…