Physical Activity

City Health Dashboard

Empowering cities to create thriving communities:  Explore health in your city Source: https://www.cityhealthdashboard.com/ Learn how other communities have successfully woven health into their decision-making around issues such as education, access to affordable housing, and unemployment. This section includes new articles on how cities are using the Dashboard, posts from the City Health Dashboard team, and feature …

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Inclusive Innovation in Parks and Recreation – News & Media | Health.gov

Inclusive Innovation in Parks and Recreation Source: Inclusive Innovation in Parks and Recreation – News & Media | Health.gov By Allison Tubbs, Project Coordinator, National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability and Maureen Acquino, Program Specialist, National Recreation and Park Association Park and recreation agencies are leading the way to inclusive communities across the country. Since the …

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Low Levels of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(12), 1503; doi:10.3390/ijerph14121503 Kelly Hsieh 1,* , Thessa I. M. Hilgenkamp 2, Sumithra Murthy 1, Tamar Heller 1 and James H. Rimmer 3 1 Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60609, USA 2 Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition, University of Illinois …

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Factors associated with meeting physical activity guidelines by adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities may face challenges to staying physically active. Rate for adults with IDD meeting PA guidelines (13.5%) was less than half that of the general population (30.8%). Source: Factors associated with meeting physical activity guidelines by adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities Abstract Background Many individuals with intellectual and developmental …

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National Physical Fitness & Sports Month – May 2017

It’s National Physical Fitness & Sports Month! The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition is excited to keep the journey from #0to60 going by encouraging everyone to #MoveInMay. This May, stay motivated with the President’s Council’s Presidential Champions and Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA+) programs! Each program allows you to track your daily physical …

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Physical Activity: Family-Based Interventions

Source: Physical Activity: Family-Based Interventions Summary of Task Force Finding The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends family-based interventions to increase physical activity among children. Intervention Family-based interventions combine activities to build family support with health education to increase physical activity among children. Interventions include one or more of the following: Goal-setting tools and skills …

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Increasing physical activity among adults with disabilities

Doctors and other health professionals can use these steps in the Infographic for Increasing Physical Activity among Adults with Disabilities to recommend aerobic physical activity options that match each person’s specific abilities and connect him or her to resources that can help each person be physically active.