Written by Alexandra Black, Health Promotion Manager at IHRSA

June marks Employee Health and Fitness month. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 90 percent of workers spend more than 40 hours per week at work, which makes the workplace a great place to target and change health behaviors. …

Written by NCHPAD

For most of us, the workplace is where we spend the majority of our waking hours. Over many decades, a growing mountain of evidence has shown that worksites that provide wellness programming for their employees enhance worker productivity, reduce health care costs, reduce absenteeism and increase employee knowledge about disease prevention.…

Written on behalf of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases’ (NIDDK) Weight-control Information Network (WIN)

Lack of time may be one of the biggest obstacles when it comes to physical activity. But you don’t have to train for a marathon or go to the gym every day to stay active.…

Written by Ayanna McKnight, Fellow at the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity

Global Employee Health & Fitness Month (GEHFM) is an international and national observance of health and fitness in the workplace. The goal of GEHFM is to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to employers and their employees through worksite health promotion activities and environments.…

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.…

Excerpted from the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance website

The National Physical Activity Plan 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 fifth installment March 2016. These opinion essays aim to generate momentum to advance the field of physical activity and public health.…

Written by Alexandra Black, Health Promotion Manager at IHRSA

Many athletes will tell you that you never really “arrive” when it comes to sport. With each win comes hunger for another. Every personal best leads to a new goal to pursue. Yet when it comes to health and fitness, there is so much focus on arrival – on the “after picture” and the weight on the scale.…

By Colin Milner, CEO, International Council on Active Aging

Now that we are nearly two weeks into 2016, how are your New Year’s resolutions going? You know, the ones about getting healthier, losing weight, and taking better care of yourself.

Have these resolutions driven you to hit the gym? What about cutting sugar-sweetened beverages from your diet?…