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

Now that school is out, kids have time to play and get exercise. Unfortunately, far too many children spend hours each day watching television and doing other activities in front of a screen rather than being physically active.

In a 2013 policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Communications and Media estimated that 8- to 10-year-olds spend about eight hours each day engaging in various forms of media.…

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 Colin Milner, Chief Executive Officer of the International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA)

(Didn’t catch part one? Read it here.)

How do you develop advertising messages that effectively penetrate the minds of 50-plus consumers? The answer is simple, start with a blank canvas and add one element at a time.…

Written by Colin Milner, Chief Executive Officer of the International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA)

When was the last time that an advertisement so compelled you that you stopped flipping pages or channels? That it engaged your full attention and “totally rocked your world”? That you read or watched it to the very end, then picked up your phone or went online to learn more?…

Written by Karen Mueller, PT, DPT, PhD, Chair of the Hospice and Palliative Care Special Interest Group, APTA Oncology Section

With the approach of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day on October 11, it is the perfect time to recognize the important role physical activity can play for this often-underserved population, and to note the wealth of information that is available online.…

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

As the buzzer sounds on another sizzling summer, kids across America are getting back in the game and gearing up for another school year. Now, instead of days filled with swimming, biking, climbing trees and playing, most kids will spend six to seven hours each day within school walls.…

Written by the NIH Weight-Control Information Network

For many, September marks the start of a new school year. It is also National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. This observance is especially important in the United States, where about one-third of children and teens are overweight or obese. With extra weight in young people linked to diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, many people may want to help youth improve their health throughout the year.…

Written by the Weight-control Information Network

Happy summer! Are you a parent or other caregiver who is trying to help your kids enjoy physical activity and stay healthy during the summer? With summer’s longer days and seasonal fruits and vegetables like strawberries, nectarines, and sweet corn, chances abound for you and your family to get healthier this summer.…

Written by the Weight-control Information Network

May is the National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! Celebrate by building habits to meet the Physical Activity Guidelines—or, if you have these habits, by keeping up the good work. The warmer, sunnier weather of spring may make it easier to fit activity into your day and try new kinds of exercise.…

Post by Colin Milner, Founder and CEO of the International Council on Active Aging®

Does your center or community have a yoga studio or personal-training area? If so, odds are that you offer these programs because of growing demand or as a new way to meet your clients’ needs. With the youngest Boomers celebrating their 50th birthday this year—and exponential growth in older age groups for many years to come—many new opportunities are available to support health and wellness.…