Written by Alexandra Black, Health Promotion Manager at IHRSA

Sometimes life’s distractions get in the way of working out. Busy schedules, last minute emergencies, planned vacations, and that head cold going around can all make it harder to be physically active on a regular basis. It’s often like a growing snowball, as one day off turns into the week, turns into the month.…

Written by Colin Milner, CEO, International Council on Active Aging

What would happen if we were able to eliminate all the barriers to physical activity adoption and participation for older adults? Would more of them become physically active, reducing the burden that physical inactivity places on governments, societies, families and individuals?…

By Colin Milner, CEO, International Council on Active Aging

Now that we are nearly two weeks into 2016, how are your New Year’s resolutions going? You know, the ones about getting healthier, losing weight, and taking better care of yourself.

Have these resolutions driven you to hit the gym? What about cutting sugar-sweetened beverages from your diet?…

Written by SHAPE America member, Nancy Blake, 2014 Alaska Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Days grow shorter. Temperatures dip lower. There can be a temptation to follow the bear’s example and hibernate during these cold winter months, but we know that it is important to stay physically active all year long.…

Written by Colin Milner, CEO, International Council on Active Aging

In its World Report on Ageing and Health, the World Health Organization (WHO) “outlines a framework for action to foster Healthy Ageing built around the new concept of functional ability. Making these investments,” WHO says, “will have valuable social and economic returns, both in terms of health and wellbeing of older people and in enabling their on-going participation in society.”

Is improved function (physical, cognitive and social) now the Holy Grail for older adults?…

Written by David S. Geslak, BS, ACSM-HFS, CSCS on behalf of NCHPAD

In physical activity settings, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are often left wandering and confused. The un-sensory-friendly environment, variety of learning styles and lack of visual supports has made the typical physical activity environment a missed opportunity. However, we can turn this around by working with user-friendly tools and programs that can make physical activity for individuals with ASD more adaptable, enjoyable and productive.…

Written by Colin Milner, CEO, International Council on Active Aging

It has been a year of milestones for America’s aging services. In 2015, we have seen the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act, the 50th anniversary of Medicare, the 80thanniversary of Social Security, and a White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) that fully embraced healthy aging as a pillar.…

Written by NCHPAD

This weekend is sure to be filled with all things red, white, and blue as we celebrate our nation’s freedom! However, let’s not forget that July is a landmark month for all; there is one more important commemoration that has prompted independence and equal opportunity for individuals with disability in the United States.…

Written by Alexandra Black MPH, RD, LDN, Health Promotion Manager, IHRSA

It can sometimes feel as though every other week there is a new “controversy” in the health and wellness world. Is running good for you, or will it increase the risk of joint injury? Is fat heart healthy or cancer causing?…

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.