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NEW Physical Activity Guidelines Infographic!

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, in partnership with the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, is happy to announce the release of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth.

Click here to view the NEW Physical Activity Guidelines Infographic.


Institute of Medicine Publishes Report: Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention

In May 2012, the INstitute of Medicine (IOM) presented a report providing accessible and useful information to researchers, practitioners and policy makers dedicated to turning the obesity tide.

A special task force reviewed the hundreds of recommendations that have been made related to obesity prevention, the evidence that supports these recommendations, and the prgress in implementation.

The report focuses on the areas of obesity prevention that are most important to pursue to accelerate progress against this epidemic. 

Read the report here: Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention.


American College of Sports Medicine Fit Society Newsletter Discusses Behavior Change and Exercise Adherence!!

The summer 2011 issue discusses behavior change and ways to effectively adhere to an exercise program and includes the following stories:

  • Finding the Motivation for Exercise and Fitness Within
  • Starting an Exercise Program and Sticking With It
  • Making Physical Activity a Family Affair
  • Making Exercise Fun Again
  • Ten Ways to Start an Exercise Program
  • Athlete’s Kitchen: When Food Has Too Much Power Over You
  • Q&A

Click here to read the Summer 2011 ACSM Fit Society Newsletter!

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