New CDC Resource: Promoting Airport Walking — A Guide

Check out this new resource from the CDC on how to fit some physical activity into your long travel days!

Each day, millions of Americans travel through the nation’s airports to destinations around the world. Because millions of Americans travel through the country’s airports each day, they are good places for promoting healthy habits.…

By CDC

Written by Suzanne Hurley, CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

Many people are aware that too few U.S. high school students in grades 9-12 are getting enough physical activity. But do you know which groups of high school students are getting less physical activity than others?

The findings of a recent school-based study – the CDC 2010 National Youth Physical Activity and Nutrition Study (NYPANS) – provide the answers.…

This week, we would like to spread the word about a couple of events that may be of interest to our readers:

CDC Webinar: Measurement of Active and Sedentary Behaviors “Closing the Gaps in Self-Report Methods” July 21, 2010, 12:30-5:15pm EDT Registration is free.

This six-part webinar will provide: – An overview of physical activity as a multidimensional health behavior – An in-depth review of methods to measure active and sedentary behaviors by self-report – An exploration of important issues when assessing physical activity in diverse populations

ALR Conference- Call For Abstracts and Award Nominations Due August 6, 2010, 11:59pm PDT

Active Living Research (ALR), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has announced a call for presentation and paper abstracts, and a call for award nominations for its Annual Conference on February 22-24, 2011, in San Diego, CA. …

This week, we highlight new state-level physical activity data from the CDC, a successful walking school bus program in Missouri, and Instant Recess in the office environment:

State Indicator Report on Physical Activity 2010  (Source:  CDC)  Information on physical activity behavior, policy and environmental supports within each state. 

 

Missouri takes on childhood obesity one step at a time  (Source:  Columbia Missourian) 

Columbia, Missouri school district implements a walking school bus program as part of a school-based childhood obesity movement.…

By CDC

Work sites are important partners in promoting physical activity with their employees.   Healthcare costs can be reduced by having physically active employees.  Many organizations recognize that healthcare costs can be reduced by promoting physical activity but lack the tools to do so.  The release of the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and related information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site provides an opportunity to promote physical activity together with information about physical activity and the management of chronic diseases.…