Physical Activity

Walk with a Doc: Bringing Communities Together Through Movement and Conversation

This blog post is part of a spotlight series featuring examples of programs and community design changes that get older adults moving. The posts were first published as part of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Implementation Strategies for Older Adults and highlight ways to apply strategies from the report in different settings.

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the National Youth Sports Strategy

Youth sports are a great way for kids and teens to get the recommended amount of physical activity each day and give them the confidence they need to succeed in life. The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is pleased to announce a National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) webinar: “Coaching Youth Sports: Tips to Keep Kids in the Game...

ODPHP’s Dr. Katrina Piercy Appears on Public Health Review Morning Edition to Celebrate Older Americans Month

Each May, Older Americans Month — led by the Administration for Community Living — celebrates the contributions of older adults and reaffirms commitments to serving the older adults in our communities. This year’s theme, “Powered by Connection,” recognizes the impact that meaningful relationships and social connections have on our health and well-being...

Assistant Secretary for Health to Join Members of President's Council for Panel on Physical Activity and Mental Health

President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition logo

On Tuesday, May 28 at 2 pm, the Assistant Secretary for Health for HHS and members of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (PCSFN) will meet on a discussion panel at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, to address the challenges and opportunities to improve the mental health and well-being of Americans through physical activity...