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. …

By IHRSA

One of the nation’s greatest public health policy successes of the past ten years may be the widespread implementation of corporate wellness policies.

In fact, a recent notice from the Federal government states, “The Departments believe that appropriately designed wellness programs have the potential to contribute importantly to promoting health and preventing disease.” In this case, “the Departments” refer to the US Department of Health and Human Services, the US Department of Labor, and the US Department of the Treasury.…

By NCPPA

Everyone knows that physical activity is good for us… right? Okay, maybe not everyone, but certainly the vast majority of adults and many, many children, as do policymakers, healthcare professionals, etc. Yet so few of us regularly attain the daily recommendations in the National Physical Activity Guidelines. The million dollar question is: WHY?…

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.…