In collaboration with the White House Conference on Aging, the National Institute on Aging at NIH and more than 230 Federal, State, and local partners nationwide will celebrate the first annual Go4Life Month this September. We hope you will join us!

Go4Life® — based on research showing that exercise reduces the risk of many of the chronic conditions and disability associated with aging — is a national health campaign designed to help adults 50+ fit exercise and physical activity into their daily life.…

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 Laura Shipp, National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation

On Sunday, June 7, tens of thousands of people around the world gathered in their local communities to observe the 28th annual National Cancer Survivors Day® (NCSD).

NCSD is an annual worldwide Celebration of Life that is held on the first Sunday in June.…

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

I’ve traveled in the aging-services world for more than 20 years and visited a lot of organizations that provide physical activity and exercise opportunities for older adults. Many organizations grasp why it’s important to offer these opportunities to residents or members.…

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

Obesity rates among kids are at their highest level in years. Children and adolescents spend far too much time every day in front of screens. It could be televisions, computers, phones, video games or other electronic devices. These activities take up valuable time that kids could use to get outside and be physically active.…

Written by NCHPAD

We envision a future of community health inclusion, one in which health promotion activities are accessible to all.

A truly facilitating community is one in which health promotion activities are as accessible to people with disability as they are to people without disability. All individuals have the right to conditions and resources that ensure optimal health.…

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 NCHPAD

Physical activity is a factor, obesity is an outcome.  This statement speaks to the importance of addressing underlying causes of the obesity epidemic, one such being physicalinactivity. NCHPAD recently attended the National Physical Activity PlanCongress where leading organizations and individuals in the field came togetherto review, revise, and refine the 2010National Physical Activity Plan.  …

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

Advertisers in America spent $171 billion in 2013 to market their products and services. Of this amount, 95% was dedicated to building their brand and gaining the business of adults ages 35 years and younger, a number that remains unchanged since 2002.…

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.…