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HHS Releases Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Implementation Strategies for Older Adults

Report will share evidence-based strategies for increasing physical activity among older adults

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a report showcasing evidence-based interventions to support physical activity among adults ages 65 years and older.

By the year 2030, 1 in every 5 Americans will be age 65 or over. More than 85 percent of older adults currently have at least 1 chronic health condition. The growing population of older adults can gain substantial health benefits and prevent or manage chronic disease by engaging in physical activity.

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Implementation Strategies for Older Adults extends the work of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and provides details on how to help older adults achieve the recommended 150 minutes or more of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity and 2 days of muscle-strengthening physical activity each week.

“The immediate and long-term health benefits of engaging in regular physical activity are well documented. This is why it is so important for all Americans, including older Americans, to stay physically active,” said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. “The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to improving the health of all Americans, no matter their age.  This report will help us support older adults in living physically active lives.”

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, which serves as the primary, authoritative voice of the federal government for evidence-based guidance on physical activity, fitness, and health for Americans, are reviewed by experts every five years to evaluate a specific topic of importance. This iteration focuses on adults ages 65 and older.

“The mindset that physical activity is an individual responsibility is shifting, and progress to ensuring all Americans have the opportunity to be physically active requires a united effort. Everyone has a role to play,” said Adm Rachel Levine, M.D.,

Most Americans Trust CDC, Other Agencies for Health Information

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As the U.S. COVID-19 public health emergency expires Thursday, the public has more trust in health information and news from multiple federal agencies and providers than from the White House, insurance and pharmaceutical companies, according to a new Morning Consult survey.

Democrats more likely than Republicans to trust federal agencies for health information

  • Nearly 3 in 4 Democrats said they trust health information from the White House, double the share of Republicans. There was a similar partisan divide for the World Health Organization: 81% of Democrats said they trust information from the international health agency, compared with 46% of Republicans.
  • Among Republicans, 64% said they trust public health information from the FDA, followed by CMS (62%) and HHS, CDC and the National Institutes of Health (57% each). Meanwhile, more than 4 in 5 Democrats said they trust information from each federal health agency.
  • Democrats and Republicans said they trust information from hospitals and providers more than any other entity surveyed (along with the CDC for Democrats), while both groups were much more critical of other health care companies.

Net approval for the CDC’s handling of the pandemic rebounds

The COVID-19 pandemic thrust federal health agencies into the public spotlight in a way the United States had rarely seen before, contributing to the erosion of trust in crucial parts of the country’s health system.

The CDC was criticized for its response to the pandemic, which led to an overhaul of the agency to better respond to a future emergency. One change the CDC will now have to make — in addition to the ongoing overhaul — will be finding a new leader after CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said last week that she

Physicians urge caution as more Americans change to social media for wellness advice

(WXYZ) — We have all been there just before. We do not sense rather suitable and convert to the web for a minimal advice.

A the latest examine by CharityRX observed that 65% of Us citizens look for out wellness assistance from Google. Other people switch to YouTube or social media platforms like TikTok or Instagram for advice.

Amber Battishill is a registered yoga and mindfulness trainer with a strong social media existence in which she shares details on parenting, recipes and health. She shares her info at Mommy Long gone Healthy.

“Today I am sharing a mindfulness and respiratory training and I like to use this a single with my little ones,” she explained in a current video.

A rising range of People are turning to social media influencers like Amber for overall health data, most regularly for assistance with anxiousness, excess weight loss and melancholy.

A recent survey of 2,000 adults by CharityRx says 1 in 5 Americans consult TikTok for health information before their health practitioner. 33% transform to YouTube and 37% go to influencers.

“I get it all the time. And particularly due to the fact COVID,” Dr. Asha Shajahan, a relatives doctor at Corewell Grosse Pointe, explained.

She claims on the net health details can be useful but you have to look at the source. Even though 55% of People in america say they search for an influencer with health care certification, 26% say they search for relatability. Shajahan says qualifications are critical.

if they never have a wellness history, “a teaching qualifications or a nourishment qualifications or whichever the info is that you happen to be wanting for, I would genuinely take it with a grain of salt.”

She also mentioned to shy away from students who might be well-that means but only have

Over 20% of Americans get health advice from social media influencers

Luckily, more than 60% are still turning to healthcare professionals

The pandemic resulted in a shift in how people viewed their own health, spurring them to take control in a way they hadn’t before. That has led to the rise of digital and virtual care, including telehealth, as well as at-home care and remote patient monitoring. 

While most would likely agree that patients taking control of their own care is ultimately a good thing, they’d also have to acknowledge that it requires a degree of knowledge and attention on the part of patients that they might not be used to. It also means they may be getting advice about their health from less traditional, meaning less qualified, sources.

On Monday, Quest Diagnostics revealed the results of its first “Know Your Health” survey, which the company says, “highlights how the U.S. adult population prioritizes their health, where they go for medical advice, and how proactive they are with staying on top of their overall well-being.”

What it found is that people are getting more used to taking control of their care, with 69% saying they’re comfortable with telehealth visits, and 81% saying they’re comfortable using at-home COVID tests.

At the same time, a significant portion of the population is now getting medical advice from people who may not be qualified to do so: of the 2,085 adults aged 18 or over who were surveyed in late December, 52% said they utilize Internet searches to get medical advice, while 22% get health advice from social media influencers. That percentage increases as the respondents get younger. While only 3 percent of Boomers get advice in this way, and 18% of Gen Xer, the number jumps to 39% of Millennials and 40% of Gen Z.

Luckily, the largest percentage are still getting their advice

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