Issue 32 - NOVEMBER 2017 |
November 8, 2017

Welcome to Issue 32 of the Activity Advocate, NCPPA's comprehensive e-newsletter on physical activity. The Activity Advocate includes policy, news, conference and event, organization and research updates all focused on physical activity.
Upcoming Events
* National Diabetes Heart Connection Day Briefing
November 9, 2017
Washington, DC

* My Healthy Weight
Bipartisan Policy Center
November 15, 2017
Washington, DC

*  Webinar: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
November 16, 2017 at 12pm

* Connect & Explore: Youth Compendium of Physical Activities Webinar
December 6, 2017
3:00 PM

* Active Living Research Conference 2018
February 11-14, 2018
Banff, Canada

February 13-14, 2018
Washington, DC
* Innovating a Healthy Future Summit Partnership for a Healthier America
May 2-4, 2018
Washington, DC
Activity in the News
White House Officials Think Childhood Obesity Is Not a Problem. Have They Seen the Data? Read

How Personalized Learning is Breaking the "GYM" Class Stereotype Read
Move Over Dodgeball: Schools Pump Up Phys Ed with Choices Read

Is Recess Important for Kids or a Waste of Time? Read

When It Comes Physical Activity, The Gap Between The Haves And Have Nots Is Growing Read
1 in 12 Deaths Worldwide Could Be Prevented with Regular Physical Activity Read
Exercise Makes the Brain a More Efficient Machine Read

Physical Education in Schools Is Critical for National Security Read

Pentagon Facing Future Recruiting Challenge Due to Lack of Candidates Read

Before-School Physical Activity Program May Reduce Overweight, Obesity risk Read

What's the Ultimate Way to Defy Depression, Disease and Early Death? Exercise Read

Regular Walking May Help Older Adults Live Longer

More Physical Activity, Higher Intensity May Significantly Reduce Risk of Death in Older Women in the Short Term Read

CDC: 40 Percent of Cancers Linked to Obesity, Overweight Read

Is Walking Good for You? 20 Minutes a Day will Prolong Your Life Read

Physical and Emotional Benefits of Exercise Read

Army Units Test Proposed Physical Fitness Test Replacement Read

Brisk Walking/Physical Activity of Similar Intensity May Lower Risk of Death Among Older Women Read

The Biggest Loser: Physical Exertion Is Key to Keeping Weight Read
Policy Update
Recap from the NCPPA In-Person Policy Meeting
NCPPA recently held our fall in-person policy committee meeting where we focused on enhancing and building relationships with the regulatory agencies. Thank you to those who attended including our guest speakers:
  • Jason Broehm, Policy Analyst, US Department of Transportation 
  • Jim Paretti, Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel to Acting Chair Victoria A. Lipnic, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
We are already starting to plan the next in-person meeting in February 2018.  If you have any special requests or agenda ideas, please let us know!
Update Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee
The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee recently held the 5th and final public meeting. The Committee is now working to compile its scientific review of the evidence into its 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Scientific Report. Once this is submitted to the Secretary of HHS, it will be available for public comment, which they anticipate will be early 2018. The Scientific Report will be then be translated by the federal government into the next edition of the Guidelines. 
National Diabetes Connection Day, Nov 9
The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease invites you to celebrate  National Diabetes Heart Connection Day on November 9th to raise awareness about the connection between diabetes and heart disease. They will hold a Congressional briefing at 11:30am ET in Rayburn House Office Building. Learn More
Also show your support and join the Thunderclap.
Research, Reports, and Announcements
Prescription for Activity Task Force White Paper Is Here! T he Prescription for Activity Task Force (PfA) has mapped out exactly how healthcare, for all the lives it influences, can better mobilize itself to help far more Americans achieve recommended physical-activity levels. 

Watch the Video.
Read the White Paper.
Study the Systems-Change Map.
Visit the website to Learn More.
More Physical Activity Could Lead to a Big Drop in the Risk of Death in Older Women from Any Cause According to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation, more physical activity and at higher intensities could lead to a big drop in the risk of death in older women from any cause. 

Download the Report. Learn More

The Growing Value of Digital Health
The impact of Digital Health on patient care is accelerating with the increasing adoption of mobile health apps and wearable sensors. Health-related mobile applications available to consumers now surpass 318,500 - nearly double the number available just two years ago - with approximately 200 new apps added to the market each day. This rapid app expansion, coupled with more than 340 consumer wearable devices on the market worldwide, and 571 published efficacy studies, provide evidence of Digital Health's accelerating innovation and generation of a subset of proven tools to impact human health, according to a new report released today by the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science.

Read the Summary. Read the Report.
First-Ever Youth Compendium of Physical Activity
The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) has launched online the Youth Compendium of Physical Activities to help childhood obesity and physical activity researchers and practitioners estimate the associated energy expenditure of a variety of activities in which youth participate. The Youth Compendium of Physical Activities provides a list of 196 common activities in which youth participate and the estimated energy cost associated with each activity. Learn More
Webinar: Active People Healthy Nation and National Physical Activity Society Plan The CDC's Physical Activity & Health Branch talks about Active People, Healthy Nation, an initiative to help Americans move to the next level of physical activity. The presentation will highlight the role of public health.

Then, NPAS president Brian Coyle shares the board's strategic plan for 2017-2018, which supports members and partners and provides continuing education to help build the active and healthy nation. Watch Here
The CEO Pledge for Physical Activity
The CEO Pledge for Physical Activity is NCPPA's national campaign to encourage  every CEO In the United States and beyond to recognize physical activity as an important driver of employee health and business performance.   Learn More
The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity is a diverse blend of associations, health organizations, and private corporations advocating for policies that encourage Americans of all ages to be physically active.
We want this newsletter to be as useful and informative as possible - so please send us your feedback and suggestions regarding current content and future topics we should address. We look forward to hearing from you.


Ayanna McKnight
Coalition Manager