HHS posted a notice in the Federal Register on May 12, 2016 announcing the re-establishment of the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee (PAGAC). The Department is currently reviewing candidates for the 2018 PAGAC and expects to reach a decision in time to convene a public meeting in the summer of 2016.…
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 on behalf of the NIH/NIDDK Weight-control Information Network
Each February, we celebrate Valentine’s Day—and American Heart Month. Because heart disease is the number 1 killer of both men and women in the United States, we should be tending to affairs of the heart all year long.
About 600,000 people in the United States die of heart disease each year: that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.…
Planning is underway for the 2nd edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAG)!
The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is leading this effort. We are working in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN).…
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.…
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