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Now’s the Time to Take Back Your…Time!

Fitness, Nutrition | December 5, 2016

By: President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Every day is a chance for change and a chance to start taking better care of ourselves through better stress management. We have to consciously work in the time for ourselves and all the little things that matter. That starts with better time management

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Active Aging Celebrates Physical Activity Opportunities for Older Adults

Physical Activity | November 29, 2016

By: President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

The Active Aging Initiative is aimed at all adults over the age of 50 and encourages them to continue to embrace physical activity, in some form, and good nutrition throughout their daily lives. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and its federal partners, including the National Institute on Aging, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Administration on Community Living, the Office of the Surgeon General and others, are working to increase physical activity in older adults.

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Now What? 5 Ways to Use Leftover Turkey

MyPlate, Nutrition | November 24, 2016

By: Corey Holland, RD, Nutritionist Consultant, USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

This week, many Americans will gather together with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving. When the fun is done, you may be left with more turkey than you anticipated. MyPlate is here to help with these unique ways to use up those leftovers!

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Tips for a Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving

Nutrition, Physical Activity | November 23, 2016

By: President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

This Thursday, families across the country will gather, share love and give thanks! And of course this time of year comes with tables full of family favorites and delicious delights. There is nothing quite like a Thanksgiving meal. But the laughs, traditions, and good times can extend past the dinner table. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition has some tips to help you make the entire day as memorable as the meal.

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Importance of Physical Education for Teenagers

Physical Education | November 3, 2016

By: Jaci L. Van Heest, PhD., Member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Science Board

Recently, at the request of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sport & Nutrition, the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) used Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) datasets to examine long-term attendance trends in high school physical education (PE). The resulting “Secular Changes in Physical Education Attendance” report revealed some concerning findings. As a scientist and lifelong advocate for the physical fitness of our young people, I see this study as a wakeup call—and a mandate for us to do better.

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