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CDC Draws Attention to Youth Concussion Risks, Offers Training and Resources

Physical Activity | April 11, 2017

By: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Injury Center

As an A-student and star soccer player, Sarah was used to hard work. However, after she sustained a concussion while playing a varsity soccer game during her freshman year in high school, she found herself challenged in ways she had never expected.

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Shining a Spotlight on Mental Health This World Health Day

Nutrition, Physical Activity | April 7, 2017

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

In honor of World Health day the Council is joining a conversation about mental health and depression. The World Health Organization (WHO) established World Health Day as the annual celebration of its founding in 1948. This year, WHO puts the full weight of this global platform behind efforts to diagnose, treat, and prevent one of the world’s most consequential maladies: depression.

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Spring into Wellness with the New PALA+ Program!

MyPlate, National Nutrition Month, Nutrition, Physical Activity | March 16, 2017

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

This spring, the President’s Council is proud to launch a brand new version of the PALA+ program on SuperTracker, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s free online food and activity tracking tool. It furthers the program’s mission to help Americans of all ages and abilities move towards the latest recommendations from the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

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Register for the Third Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting

Physical Activity | March 6, 2017

By: HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)

The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee will convene its third public meeting March 23, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET. You can attend the meeting online via videocast. Register today!

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Resolve to Get Fit in 2017 with Presidential Champions on SuperTracker!

Physical Activity | January 10, 2017

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

A new year means a fresh start. It’s a new opportunity to reach for the goals you know will make you stronger – mentally and physically. This year, the Council’s Presidential Champions program is ready to take you from #0to60, keep you motivated, and on track to reach all of your physical activity goals. The program has a brand new look to celebrate the New Year and new features that allow you to earn your Presidential Champions awards on SuperTracker!

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Keep sneakers with you at work to mix in physical activity throughout the day.

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Challenge your muscles by mixing up activities; trying new things keeps it interesting!