It is truly music to the ears hearing—and seeing—more discussions about physical activity and the connection to overall health and well-being. And, with big players like the World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) taking note and making changes, it’s a breath of fresh air. It’s a step in the right direction for people worldwide. I’ll cover a new CDC supplement that explains physical activity trends over the past 20 years—spoiler alert: the results look positive overall.
You’ll also read about one fitness association that’s running a good cause in honor of one of their own, and a new IHRSA/ChinaFit website to support Chinese gym operators. Down the line, you’ll hear about survey results that detail how U.S. adults feel about support to help meet their health and wellness goals and one IHRSA member that is raking in the awards.
CDC Releases ‘Progress and New Directions in Physical Activity Surveillance’
The CDC’s Division on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) recently released an issue in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health. The 13 article supplement, Progress and New Directions in Physical Activity Surveillance, examines data and trends—some over 20 years—for U.S. adults and youth in: