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

Walk into Health, One Step at a Time – WIN Offers Healthy Lifestyle Resources in Spanish

Obesity has become a widespread health problem in the United States that carries with it serious health consequences.…

New U.S. National Physical Activity Plan Focuses on Achievements, Two New Sectors and Need for Momentum

Washington, DC – The new U.S. National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP) was unveiled Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the National Press Club, building upon the initial plan that the NPAP Alliance released in 2010 as a roadmap for actions supporting and encouraging physical activity among all Americans.…

Written by Alexandra Black, Health Promotion Manager at IHRSA

Sometimes life’s distractions get in the way of working out. Busy schedules, last minute emergencies, planned vacations, and that head cold going around can all make it harder to be physically active on a regular basis. It’s often like a growing snowball, as one day off turns into the week, turns into the month.…

Written by NCHPAD

All people have the right to conditions and resources that ensure optimal health. Physical literacy can open the door to a lifetime of good health and, in youth with a disability, can encourage lifelong activity that will promote health and decrease the risk of chronic disease.  Obesity rates for children with disability are 38% higher than for children without disability.  …

Written by Colin Milner, CEO, International Council on Active Aging

What would happen if we were able to eliminate all the barriers to physical activity adoption and participation for older adults? Would more of them become physically active, reducing the burden that physical inactivity places on governments, societies, families and individuals?…

Excerpted from the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance website

The National Physical Activity Plan commentary series, a bi-monthly e-publication designed to draw attention to timely and thought-provoking issues in physical activity and public health, released its fifth installment March 2016. These opinion essays aim to generate momentum to advance the field of physical activity and public health.…

Written by the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association wants people to lace up and get moving on National Walking Day, Wednesday, April 6th, to kick off a month-long focus on physical activity and a more active lifestyle.

These days, we’re spending more time at work and sitting in front of a screen than ever before.…

Written by Dr. David Geier, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

March is National Athletic Training Month. If you coach or work at a high school, or know someone who plays high school sports, you should inquire about the presence of an athletic trainer during sports practices and games. If the school does not currently have access to an athletic trainer, parents, coaches, and the athletic director should work together to try to arrange for athletic trainer coverage.…

Written by David Brown, Senior Behavioral Scientist, Physical Activity and Health Branch, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Originally posted August 20, 2015 on the CDC Preventing Chronic Disease Dialogue blog

Public health practitioners, ideally with support from one or more community partners, can help promote physical activity through mall walking programs.…