Written by Laura Shipp, National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation

On Sunday, June 7, tens of thousands of people around the world gathered in their local communities to observe the 28th annual National Cancer Survivors Day® (NCSD).

NCSD is an annual worldwide Celebration of Life that is held on the first Sunday in June.…

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

Next week marks the five-year anniversary of the launch of the Let’s Move! campaign. This initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, aims to make children happier and healthier by reversing some dangerous trends in childhood obesity:

Childhood obesity rates have tripled over the last 30 years.…

Written by the Weight-control Information Network

Did you know it’s almost National Diabetes Month? Each November this observance is a chance to raise awareness about diabetes, which affects more than 29.1 million Americans—over 9 percent of the U.S. population—according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Luckily, people more likely to develop type 2 diabetes may reduce their chances if they increase physical activity and adopt other healthy habits.…

Community Health Centers are non-profit clinics that are located in medically underserved areas. They serve over 22 million people throughout the 50 states and U.S. territories. These centers play an important role in delivering healthcare for vulnerable populations and can save money by reducing the need for more expensive specialty care visits, which leads to savings for the entire health care system.

Written by The Arthritis Foundation | KIDSGETARTHRITISTOO.ORG

Physical activity can boost your child’s ability to move and enjoy life.

We all know exercise is good for us, but the benefits of physical activity for children with juvenile arthritis and related conditions can even be greater – as can the downsides of not being physically active.…

Written by IHRSA

On Monday, July 14th, the Healthcare Leadership Council hosted an excellent briefing on non-adherence to medication, highlighting the fact that 1 out of 3 patients never fill their prescriptions, and nearly 3 out of 4 Americans don’t take their medications as directed.

The panelists discussed innovative strategies for improving adherence, such as targeted and timely communication.…

Guest Post from the Institute at the Golden Gate

In the past decade, rates of obesity and associated chronic diseases have skyrocketed in children and adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documents that more than one-third of adults in the United States—more than 72 million people—are considered medically obese and therefore more likely to develop major chronic diseases such as type-2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.…

This Physical Fitness & Sports Month we’re reminded, through a recent CDC Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, to recognize the importance of physical activity among adults with disabilities. More than 21 million U.S. adults 18-64 years old have a disability. Did you know that these adults are three times more likely than adults without disabilities to have heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer?…

Recent research published in JAMA has shown obesity prevalence has decreased among children ages 2-5 years.

Read more in a statement from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President and CEO, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey.

http://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf/newsroom/newsroom-content/2014/02/robert-wood-johnson-foundation-statement-on-obesity-rates–lets-.html?cid=xem_a8049

Contributed by: YMCA

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and the Y is working to build awareness of prediabetes. Prediabetes is a condition in which individuals have blood glucose levels that are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes, and it’s a condition that is directly improved with physical activity.…