Regular physical activity is good for everyone’s health, and people of all ages and body types can be physically active. National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active. Just over four years ago, First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let’s Move!, an initiative designed to end childhood obesity within a generation and create a brighter future for our nation’s youth. Today we can say that Let’s Move! has actually moved America in a healthier direction.
Have you made the connection between fitness and health? If you have made the connection (and the commitment) to a healthier lifestyle and if you own a Blackberry, then you’re in for a health and fitness treat. You have access to dozens of health and fitness apps, but we’ve picked twenty-five essential apps that cover a range from calorie-counting to nutritional help to fitness and medical advice.
Recently, Health 2.0 reported that 34 percent of Americans turn to social media for health research. Their information, based upon an iCrossing report, shows that consumers choose Wikipedia, online forums and message boards as their most favored resources for information. Additionally, while these users are looking for answers, they also seek support and interaction.