Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living Blog


  • Thriving During the Holidays: Physical Activity While Traveling

    Thriving During the Holidays: Physical Activity While Traveling

    December 2, 2020

    It’s important to stay healthy this holiday season! Make sure you are listening to your body and taking care of it, even consider incorporating some self-care into your Holiday Season activities. Below are some fun ways to stay active during the Holidays!

  • Grants Awarded for Physical Activity + Learning Projects

    Grants Awarded for Physical Activity + Learning Projects

    March 12, 2015

    This February, the Michael & Susan Dell Community Collaborative for Child Health (the “Collaborative”) awarded over $5,000 in mini-grants to Central Texas schools and non-profit groups who are initiating unique physical activity projects on their campuses.

  • Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School

    Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School

    May 23, 2013

    A new report from the Institute of Medicine says schools should be responsible for helping pupils engage in at least 60 minutes of vigorous or moderate intensity activity during each school day. No more than half of American youth meet current evidence-based guidelines of at least an hour of vigorous or moderate intensity physical activity daily, according to the report, which was released today.

  • World Physical Activity Day 2013

    World Physical Activity Day 2013

    April 4, 2013

    This Saturday, April 6th, is World Physical Activity Day! That’s right, WORLD! This means that organizations and groups around the globe will be spending a portion of their April 6th to raise their heartbeat or break a sweat. We plan to join in on the fun!

  • Project ¡Actívate! combines physical activity promotion and tobacco-use prevention

    Project ¡Actívate! combines physical activity promotion and tobacco-use prevention

    September 24, 2012

    In this video, Dr. Melissa Stigler explains Project ¡Actívate!, a new multiple-component intervention to prevent tobacco use and promote physical activity for 7th-8th graders in Uruguay.

  • Race (and eat) for the cure: One third of cancer deaths preventable through diet and physical activity

    Race (and eat) for the cure: One third of cancer deaths preventable through diet and physical activity

    June 22, 2012

    It turns out those charity walks, races, and bike rides for cancer might benefit the individual participating as much as the individuals who benefit from the funds raised: promoting an active and healthy lifestyle might be preventing cancer in more ways than one!

  • The divorce between science and policy in the promotion of physical activity

    The divorce between science and policy in the promotion of physical activity

    May 24, 2012

    For some reason, Hallal’s closing remarks seem like the logical place to start this post: “I want to prompt you to think differently about physical activity interventions.”

  • More space for fun physical activity with "Viva! Streets"

    More space for fun physical activity with "Viva! Streets"

    May 17, 2012

    Can we start to think creatively about ways to make space for physical activity available to more people near where they live? Austin, Texas will experience one example of such creative thinking this Sunday, May 20th, in its first “Viva! Streets” event, which aims “to build community, transform a street into public space and encourage active living through recreation, fitness activities, and healthful food options.”

  • “Walk to Iraq” - Community walking program brings people together through physical activity

    “Walk to Iraq” - Community walking program brings people together through physical activity

    September 7, 2010

    In the summer of 2008, my husband and his combat brigade made the (approximately) 7,400 mile trip to Iraq for a 15 month deployment. In order to foster wellness and help families cope with separation, various programs were established on the home front. One of these programs, called “Walk to Iraq,” was designed to bring families of the brigade together and get physical activity.

  • Walking Routes to Promote Physical Activity during the Day!

    Walking Routes to Promote Physical Activity during the Day!

    August 5, 2010

    As the UTSPH Austin Regional Campus (ARC) and the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living have moved to a new building MAP , Regional Dean Perry asked me to create walking routes to local eateries for a new Let’s Walk (to lunch) program that would enable faculty, staff, and students to become familiar with the places that are now within walking distance of our new office. As an enthusiastic promoter of physical activity, I was excited to take on this task.

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