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 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?…

Written by Alexandra Black, Health Promotion Manager at IHRSA

Many athletes will tell you that you never really “arrive” when it comes to sport. With each win comes hunger for another. Every personal best leads to a new goal to pursue. Yet when it comes to health and fitness, there is so much focus on arrival – on the “after picture” and the weight on the scale.…

Written by Patty Kestell, SHAPE America 2013 National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year

It’s February — what comes to mind? Valentine’s Day, chocolates and celebrating with the one you love? February is also recognized as American Heart Month — a time to remember our commitment to ourselves to stay heart healthy.…

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 Guard Your Health

Like many people, you probably associate cooler weather with pumpkins, falling leaves, and apple cider. As cooler weather and shorter days usher in, you may be spending more time indoors and finding it harder to stay active – and we don’t blame you! While it’s easy for cool days or bad weather to keep you from working out, there are unique ways to stay active and motivated no matter what the weather brings.  …

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.…

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.…

Written by Jennifer Weber, Director of Healthy Way to Grow at the American Heart Association 

It’s a health-conscious world out there and chances are you’re one of the many who wants to join the movement, but getting those around you involved can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. We all have busy schedules and the thought of changing our day-to-day can be enough to make even the most motivated health-seeker turn and run the other way.…

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.…