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Archive for November 10th, 2010

By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

One of the advantages to being a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is that I get timely access to the latest studies on sports medicine and exercise science. I also get a lot of information about what’s happening in the U.S. regarding health and wellness. Today I opened my email to find a newsletter from ACSM and a link to a great blog that features stories about real people implementing fitness and nutrition programs into schools, workplaces and the home. The blog is called the “Be Active Your Way Blog” and this week it features a story about the Hip Hop Healthy Heart Program for Children™ (Hip Hop), a comprehensive wellness program bringing together physical education, music, and arts in grade K-6th. The post before that was an article on ways people have overcome environmental barriers to be more active and fit with suggestions. Check it out here!

The blog was created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Contributors to the blog include the YMCA,  ACSM, the Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion, the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability, the National Physical Activity Plan, the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity, Inc. and many similar organizations.

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