Written by Alexandra Black, Health Promotion Manager at IHRSA

Today is the Wednesday after Christmas. We’re just finishing up the last of the leftover turkey, ham, and apple pie. Maybe just pulling ourselves off the couch for our first walk in a week (or weeks), thinking of all the great things we’ll accomplish next year.…

Written by NCHPAD

January is traditionally a month of change led by a jump start on New Year’s resolutions. Ironically, in recent years, January has also been a month of change associated with inclusion in athletics and physical activity. On January 24, 2013, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a Dear Colleague Letter clarifying schools’ obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to provide extracurricular athletic opportunities for students with disabilities.…

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

Last week, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that twice as many early deaths may be caused by physical inactivity rather than from obesity. There is some bad news in terms of our physical activity habits as a nation, with just 5% of US adults and a third of US kids active on a daily basis according to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.…

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.

Guest Post from Active Living Research

How have your New Year’s resolutions been going? Like many people, I enjoyed the holiday season with plenty of good food and drink and then felt the urge to redeem myself with healthier habits once January 1 rolled around. But how often have you started a new year by walking a mile everyday or replacing your lunchtime soda with water, only to find yourself reverting back to old habits within a few weeks?…

By Dr. David Geier, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

As 2014 begins, people all over the country are trying to stick to their New Year’s resolutions. Many of them pursue goals to get in shape or start new fitness programs. While all of these exercise goals are admirable in helping to improve their physical health, they should also set realistic goals in order to avoid injuries.…