Written by Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! President Obama has encouraged the nation to engage in regular physical activity and sport participation this month and we can’t wait to see how everyone rises up to this challenge.…

Written by ODPHP

With 2015 drawing to a close, we look toward 2016 and all we can do to support physical activity. America Walks, host of the Walking Summit, announced an extensive schedule of webinars for the New Year. See below for the many opportunities you have to learn more and get engaged in the walking movement.  …

Written by Sarah Benes, Program Director for Physical and Health Education Programs at Boston University on behalf of SHAPE America

When you think of school, does your child’s health come to mind? It should, as schools play a very important role in helping students develop healthy habits and behaviors through health education programs.…

Cross-posted from Kaiser Permanente Total Health Partnerships Listserv

Physical activity, healthy eating and managing stress are all important factors to achieve total health. However, consider this alarming statistic: only about half of Americans meet the recommended 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity. To help get people moving, health care providers must become better health champions.…

The US Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, will deliver the luncheon keynote address at the National Walking Summit on October 29. Dr. Murthy’s commitment and leadership to getting Americans physically active and healthy is a cornerstone of his tenure. With the upcoming release of his Call to Action on Walking & Walkability, the speech is sure to be one not to miss! …

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

Yoga can be an effective form of exercise for almost anyone. Whether you are in great shape or you want to lose weight, there are forms of yoga that can help. If you are new to yoga, or you have injuries or physical limitations, you can modify most poses to meet your ability.…

Webcast: Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking & Walkability

If you missed the launch of the Surgeon General’s Call to Action, you can now view the webcast! Join the national conversation by sharing this video with others! …

Written by NCHPAD

On September 9th, 2015, the U.S. Surgeon General released a much anticipated Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities.  This call recognizes the importance of physical activity for people of all ages and abilities while calling on Americans to use walking as a way to be more active.  …

The Every Body Walk! Collaborative is seeking video submissions from individuals and organizations about what walking means to them. 

 The videos should be short (between 30 seconds and a minute), and can focus on a variety of topics, including why walking is fun, walking with friends/family, favorite walking routes, and why America is a great place to walk (for the complete list, visit the competition website). …

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.…