Category Archives: Get Moving

What Do You Think It Takes?

Gallup recently reported that a majority of grownups in every state in the U.S. are either overweight or obese. In the five worst-off states — West Virginia, Mississippi, Kentucky, Iowa and North Dakota — more than two-thirds of adults are … Continue reading

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Get Fit in May!

Did you know that May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month? The American Council on Exercise is supporting National Physical Fitness and Sports Month with its ACE PALA+ Challenge, aiming to help individuals get started on a program to … Continue reading

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How Safe Is Your Play Space?

This week is National Playground Safety Week! Use this as an opportunity to check out your playgrounds to be sure you’ve covered all the safety bases, from proper surfacing below the equipment to correct maintenance practices. And take it one … Continue reading

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Obesity Decreases — Slightly — in 2011

According to Gallup, which has tracked Americans’ weight status since 2008, slightly fewer American adults were obese in 2011 than in the previous two years, while the number reporting a normal weight grew. In 2011, 26.1 percent of American adults … Continue reading

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When (If) the Mercury Drops

January is upon us, and with it, we can expect (I hope) some colder days. And if you work–or play–outdoors during the winter, it’s wise to be prepared for whatever the weather may bring. In fact, just yesterday morning, winter … Continue reading

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Heat Wave!

With a heat index pushing 105 degrees Fahrenheit around here today (and in many other parts of the country), I thought it might be useful to share these tips from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) for working out in … Continue reading

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