HHS HealthBeat | Seniors home exercise
Working out with a safe and sensible exercise DVD can do a senior good. At the University of Illinois, Edward McAuley tested a DVD program that focused on flexibility, toning and balance.
McAuley says most of the 307 seniors stayed with it over the six months of the study, and did about as much work as the program required. And he says physical tests showed they wound up in better shape. Continue.
Since 1995, when the first full week of April was declared National Public Health Week (NPHW), communities across the United States have observed NPHW as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. Continue.
This public service announcement promotes family activities — like a mother showing her kids that she can dunk a basketball — as a way to challenge children to engage in healthier lifestyles. This video was made possible by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Presented by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.
Just a few generations ago, physical activity was an integral part of daily life. In the name of progress, we’ve now chipped away at it so thoroughly that physical inactivity actually seems normal. The economic costs are unacceptable; the human costs are unforgivable.
The impact of this widespread physical inactivity epidemic affects everyone in every nation. To put solutions into practice at scale, change-makers must align on what needs to be done and how. Learn more at DesignedToMove.org.
There’s a revolution going on in kids’ sport. Research shows there’s a right way and a right time to develop the fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills that benefit kids for their whole lives. Just as important, we’ve learned that by making the process fun for kids, they will stay active and have greater chances to become top-level athletes. Because kids who have fun being active are more likely to stay active for life. Learn more at activeforlife.ca.
Nike celebrates how far women’s sports have come by featuring elite athletes who defied convention—women who wanted to play so badly, they wrote their own rules. #MAKETHERULES
This new PSA campaign features fun ways that people can integrate movement into their lives. The PSAs instill a sense of hope for those who have this disease by communicating that moving is the best medicine. At the new campaign website, FightArthritisPain.org, visitors can learn simple steps to reduce pain, increase mobility and slow arthritis progression.
First Lady Michelle Obama visits Sesame Street – part of Sesame Workshop’s Healthy Habits for Life initiative. Mrs. Obama and her pal Elmo talk about eating right, exercising regularly and being a healthy and positive role model for children.
Martin Sheen, Allison Janney, Dulé Hill, Joshua Malina, Melissa Fitzgerald and William Duffy reprise their West Wing roles walking and talking their way into the Oval Office. Why? To pass one last initiative with the President: To get America walking.
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