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America On the Move
America On the Move Foundation (AOM) is a national non-profit organization, co-founded by Dr. James O. Hill, executive director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, and Dr. John C Peters, chief strategy officer of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Based on a small changes approach, its mission is to improve health and quality of life by promoting healthful eating and active living among individuals, families, communities and society. AOM has reached millions of people through its programs and its website.
Your Everyday Health Matters: Health Affairs estimates obesity-related medical costs rose to $147 billion in 2008. A 2012 analysis issued by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows that the adult obesity rate has topped 30% in 12 U.S. states. And many others aren't far behind. How does your state fit in this equation? And where does your BMI stand?
Many communities are beginning to support healthy lifestyles and the government has made 24 recommendations to help build healthier communities. These include healthy foods in public service venues, supermarkets in underserved populations, physical education in schools, and biking and walking infrastructures.
If your community hasn't begun supporting healthier decision-making, the basics of health and wellness can still be easily implemented in your daily life: eat healthfully, make time for adequate physical activity, and get quality sleep.
- Sweeten Up Your Winter Routine: Just when we think the holidays that are most difficult on our waistlines are over, we flip the calendar and realize Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. We're here to prepare you for more winter months ahead as well as a holiday that may be sweeter than your liking. Read More
- Mindfulness During the Holidays: The holiday season is the perfect time to discuss topics that always seem to catch us by surprise, mindfulness and food safety. In the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s easy to forget to follow these seemingly basic concepts. Read More
- Becoming More Physically Active: Many times, the topics exercise and eating well go together hand in hand. Whereas last quarter’s eNews focused on making smart food choices, this issue explores the ins and outs of physical activity and exercise. Read More
- Making Healthy Food Choices: Most Americans eat too much and don’t get enough physical activity. And these habits have made us one of the heaviest nations in the world! Most of us would like to eat better and get more physical activity. But despite our best intentions, finding time in our busy lifestyles can be difficult and the numbers on our scales just aren’t moving. Read More