By Iris Mabry-Hernandez, MD, MPH, AHRQ Physician and Don Wright, MD, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health

Weight management is a priority for agencies across the federal government, state governments, communities, and the health care sector. Nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults have obesity, which increases their risk for serious diseases — including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and many cancers.…

As we celebrate Older Americans Month this May, it's important to remember that health care professionals can play a key role in increasing the awareness of the benefits of physical activity and developing strategies for overcoming common barriers for older adults. Learn more about the key guidelines for older adults and check out a few Move Your Way resources that healthcare providers can use to promote physical activity,
ODPHP will be at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual meeting in Orlando, Florida from May 28 through June 1, 2019 to showcase the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition and the Move Your Way Campaign. Come see us in-person or follow us on Twitter using @HHSPrevention and #ACSM19 for live updates from the meeting!