Get Moving in May for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

As we wrap up National Physical Education & Sport Week, we invite you to check out the exciting ways Let’s Move! and the President’s Council on Fitness Sports and Nutrition are helping get kids moving! Visit the HHS blog for more details and don’t forget to Move In May!…

Written by ODPHP

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists. There are tons of events and celebrations happening in communities from coast to coast. In 2015, Bike to Work Week will be May 11-15, with Bike to Work Day on May 15. Click here to download the National Bike Month Guide to help you create a successful Bike Month event in your organization, workplace, city, or state.…

#MoveInMay: How Movement Made Me; Celebrating National Physical Fitness & Sports Month – President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! Today the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition is holding its annual meeting. Check out this post by Council Member and Olympian Allyson Felix on the importance of movement during the school day. …

Written by ODPHP

Over two days in April, more than 300 researchers, public health practitioners, and the public gathered in downtown DC and via webcast to learn about the latest initiatives using physical activity to address obesity. The workshop, Physical Activity: Moving Toward Obesity Solutions, is the third part of a series of workshops hosted by the Institute Of Medicine (IOM) Round Table on Obesity Solutions exploring how different sectors can influence the health and weight status of Americans.…

Written by the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association wants peopleto lace up and get moving in celebration of National Walking Day (April 1).

These days, we’re spending more time at workand sitting in front of a screen than ever before. We’re becoming less active,which can increase our risk of heart disease, stroke and other diseases.…

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.…

Around this time of year, you probably plan to – or know someone who plans to – make a healthy resolution for the New Year.  For clients, colleagues, friends, or family looking to get more physically active, here are some shareable tips from healthfinder.gov.

5 easy ways to move more during the day:

Make TV time active.

Written by the Weight-control Information Network

The Physical Activity Guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes each week of moderate aerobic activity for adults—and at least an hour each day of active time for kids. This may be hard during winter, when cold temperatures and decreased daylight may reduce your desire to be active.…

PCFSN Community Leadership Award – President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

The President’s Council Community Leadership Award is given annually to no more than 50 individuals or organizations that provide or enhance opportunities to engage in sports, physical activity, fitness, or nutrition-related programs within a community. Nominate someone today!…

Written by Alexandra Black MPH, RD, LDN, Health Promotion Manager, IHRSA Today, as I was perusing Twitter to find inspiration for this week’s blog post, I came across an article in Psychology Today by Dr. Sherry Pagoto on the real reason we don’t exercise. According to Pagoto, the reason is that we avoid being uncomfortable in an increasingly comfortable world (at least in the US).…