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

 

Diabetes affects more than 29 million Americans. Another 86 million people—more than 1 in 3 adults—have prediabetes.

For people with or at risk for diabetes, regular physical activity helps improve insulin sensitivity and glycemic control, has a positive effect on blood pressure and cholesterol, and helps manage weight.…

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 IHRSA

Hey Doc,

We need to talk.

Your patients are sedentary and overweight, and they want to do something about it.

We should be communicating, discussing club programs that would help your patients, and collaborating on initiatives to improve the health of the community.

We know that you know that research has long shown that a healthy, physical active lifestyle can help your patients with prevention and management of several chronic conditions, boost mood, and extend quality life years

And we know you’re busy with your patients and your paperwork, and that you’re trying like crazy to keep up with the rapidly transforming health care system (like that new electronic health record software in your office..,) but an exercise prescription only takes like 30 seconds to fill.…

Post by Melissa Merson, Prevent Cancer Foundation

Patients emerging from cancer treatment are accustomed to detailed instructions from doctors regarding medications, radiation, surgery, etc.  Yet when they complete treatment the doctor often sends them along with a simple directive to eat right and be physically active. Patients often are frightened by no longer having a protocol to fight their disease and bewildered as to what to do next.…

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.…

Post from Triathlon Family USA, Inc.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s a great time to draw attention to the need for survivors to be physically active. Nearly all survivors endure therapeutic cancer treatment that includes surgery or chemotherapy or radiation, or some combination of these. Afterwards, most are sent on their way, often with a prescription for ongoing hormonal medication therapy – and advice to maintain a healthy body weight through sound nutrition and physical activity,

One of the most compelling reasons to follow a physical activity exercise plan after cancer treatment is that it helps you feel engaged in the fight.…

Post written by APTA

Physical therapists who specialize in women’s health can help women navigate a host of health and fitness issues that can be difficult to discuss, such as incontinence or pelvic pain.

In reaching out to women of all ages, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has used social media in major ways to help get the message out.…