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 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 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 NCHPAD

The stress of the holidays can be a hindrance towards the enjoyment of being with family and friends, as well as time spent away from everyday routines.  To combat stress that might arise during the holiday season, physical activity is a wonderful outlet!  NCHPAD has a 12 Days of Fitness resource which includes 12 physical activity and health tips to integrate fitness into the holidays.…

Written by NCHPAD

The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability, the American Association on Health and Disability, and the Center on Disability at the Public Health Institute recently joined the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) to launch the national Commit to Inclusion campaign. The goal of the campaign is to encourage individuals, organizations and key stakeholders to help build healthy, inclusive communities.…

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 Dr. David Geier, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Most athletes think of knee and shoulder problems when we talk about sports-related injuries. With fall sports in full swing, it is important to remember that eye injuries in sports are not only common, but they are potentially very serious.…

Written by Tom Richards, Senior Legislative Counsel, IHRSA

As a young kid playing various “war games” in and around the wooded neighborhoods of upstate New York, my friends and I always thought it was essential to synchronize our plastic digital watches, like they did in the movies. Of course, we never performed any maneuvers that would require precise timing, but the act of synchronizing our watches seemed to strengthen the bond among friends and make us more accountable to one another.…

Written by NCHPAD

It is well reported that exercise is a vital component to leading a healthy lifestyle.  The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAG) are in place to outline and support the minimum amounts of activity that adults, including those with disabilities, should get per week.  For some, achieving the PAG may be a simple feat, but for others, such as people with disabilities, physical activity opportunities might be an exercise in frustration. …

Written by The Arthritis Foundation | KIDSGETARTHRITISTOO.ORG

Physical activity can boost your child’s ability to move and enjoy life.

We all know exercise is good for us, but the benefits of physical activity for children with juvenile arthritis and related conditions can even be greater – as can the downsides of not being physically active.…