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

With the growth of the X Games, winter “extreme” sports like freestyle skiing and snowboarding are as popular as ever. These sports send athletes far into the air and down the slopes and ramps at tremendous speeds. Injuries, especially concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI), unfortunately can occur.…

Written on behalf of the National Physical Activity Plan

The National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP) commentary series, a bi-monthly e-publication designed to draw attention to timely and thought-provoking issues in physical activity and public health, released its third installment December 1, 2015. These opinion essays aim to generate momentum to advance the field of physical activity and public health.…

Written by Alexandra Black MPH, RD, LDN, Health Promotion Manager, IHRSA

Every October, men and women around the United States don their best pink trappings to raise awareness for breast cancer and the importance of early detection. Breast cancer affects an estimated 1 in 8 women (12%) nationwide. In 2015 nearly 300,000 cases of invasive and non-invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed, killing 40,290 women.…

Recent research published in JAMA has shown obesity prevalence has decreased among children ages 2-5 years.

Read more in a statement from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President and CEO, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey.

http://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf/newsroom/newsroom-content/2014/02/robert-wood-johnson-foundation-statement-on-obesity-rates–lets-.html?cid=xem_a8049

Post by NPAP

Since its launch nearly four years ago, the National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP) has acted as a roadmap to policy makers and advocates to create a more physically active nation. The NPAP is a document comprised of 240+ evidence-based recommendations for change in the policies and systems that guide the environments in which we live, work, learn, play, and commute.…

Guest Post from Active Living Research

How have your New Year’s resolutions been going? Like many people, I enjoyed the holiday season with plenty of good food and drink and then felt the urge to redeem myself with healthier habits once January 1 rolled around. But how often have you started a new year by walking a mile everyday or replacing your lunchtime soda with water, only to find yourself reverting back to old habits within a few weeks?…

Posted by IHRSA

The 80/20 rule has become a shorthand way of describing a system where 80% of the output is created by 20% of the inputs/participants. It’s a phenomenon witnessed by economists and social scientists across several sectors of society. In business, for example, 80% of a company’s negative feedback may come from just 20% of its customers; 80% of sales may come from 20% of the sales staff; and on volunteer boards of directors, 80% of the work may come from 20% of the volunteers.…

Key findings from Walkable Shopping Areas Good for Business

There is great enthusiasm for walkable shopping areas among retail experts, developers and many residents of urban and suburban areas. Walking shopping areas have a potential to prosper as a result of demographics, increased gas prices, public policies encouraging higher densities and changing life style preferences.…

By AOSSM

Sports-related concussions have become a significant concern in recent years. Research showing the long-term dangers of concussions and the effects of repetitive sub-concussive blows that can occur in football has parents of these athletes concerned.

Many sports teams are partnering with sports medicine programs and hospitals to perform baseline concussion testing for the athletes.…