Archive for the 'Behavior Change' Category
The chart above (click image to enlarge) shows the impact physically active kids can have on generations.
The chart above (click image to enlarge) shows the negative impact of physically inactive kids.
These charts come from Designed to Move – A Physical Activity Agenda to Fuel the Future. Check out Designedtomove.org for more. Excellent info.
I’m feeling good so far this week. My back is 100% again and I can run! Trying to make sure I have a good week leading up to the new baby.
Ran 6 miles yesterday and 5 today. I also got in a bike ride on Monday that was cut short (went an hour instead of 1.5) [...]
Update: Health Behavior Innovations is now Orriant! Check us out on Facebook and check out our blog.
I work for Health Behavior Innovations, one of the nation’s premier health and wellness companies. Our participants use an accountability-based, incentive-driven program, called The Apple Program, to track goals, complete health promotion activities and improve their health habits.
Lately I have been [...]
Ahhh, glorious Monday. The best day of the week, right? Great advice from the Monday Campaigns and Move It Monday.
Have a Healthy Monday!
My brother tweeted this out earlier today:
“We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within.”
– Earl Nightingale
It’s a great thought to start the week.
Here’s an example of evaluating the benefits and costs of regular exercise and inactivity from the American College of Sports Medicine.
What does yours look like? Do the benefits outweigh the costs for regular exercise for you?
Maybe you can cut back on sodium a little bit.
More from MayoClinic.com about sodium.
“More than one-third of all adults do not meet recommendations for aerobic physical activity based on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, and 23% report no leisure-time physical activity at all in the preceding month.”
Instead of the typical “Exercise More” New Year’s resolution, how about being more specific?
Here is an example:
I will exercise [...]
“It is a constant battle to stay motivated, but the way you feel after a workout is such a rush that it brings its own reward mentally as well as physically.”
– USA Today: Fitness begins with an attitude makeover
Each Monday, a simple health tip will be posted as part of Healthy Monday. Healthy Monday is a public health initiative founded in 2005 in association with Johns Hopkins University, Syracuse University, and Columbia Univerisity.
Their mission includes ending “chronic preventable disease in the U.S. by offering people and organizations a weekly prompt to start and sustain [...]