Issue 38 - MAY 2018 |
May 29, 2018

W elcome to Issue 38 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.
Activity in the News
Let's Get Physical: Why Exercise Matters in Public Policy Read

Move Over, 'Sit Still'! Why Kids Need to Move in School Read

I Followed the Federal Dietary and Exercise Guidelines for a Year. Here's What Happened. Read

Your Body Was Designed to Move, Here's Why Read

Teacher Inspires 5 Million Students to Exercise Together Read

Aerobic Exercise May Treat Drug or Alcohol Addiction Read

Why Exercising Your Legs Could Result In A Healthier Brain Read 

Physical Fitness Linked to Language Skills in Older Adults Read

This Amount of Exercise Keeps Your Heart Young Read

Youth Sports Specialists Earn Certification Read
Upcoming Events
ACSM 65th Annual Meeting
May 29- June 2, 2018
Minneapolis, MN
Igniting Change: Inclusive Health Summit  
June 30, 2018
Seattle, WA

2018 Healthy Aging Summit  
July 16-17, 2018
Washington, DC
Congressional Youth Sports Expo
July 17, 2018
Washington, DC

HERO Forum 2018
October 2-4, 2018
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

APHA Annual Meeting
November 10-14, 2018
San Diego, CA
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
Physical Activity Takes Center Stage at Capitol Hill Briefing as Critical Component for a Stronger America
NCPPA sponsored a briefing on Capitol Hill on May 10 to call attention to how Congress, the Administration, industry, nonprofits and others within both the public and private sectors can work together to create a national way of life that supports and inspires physical activity-a linchpin for a physically, economically, and militarily stronger America.

The event, "Creating an Active America Together," was held during National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and came on the heels of an all-day workshop at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to address the issue of obesity and overweight in the armed forces. Learn More
PHIT Act The Personal Health Investment Today Act (PHIT) continues to achieve an unprecedented level of bipartisan support with 148 cosponsors: 132 in the House and 16 in the Senate. The PHIT Act (H.R.1218 & S.2218) is legislation pending in Congress that would expand the IRS definition of a "medical expense" to include physical activity as a form of prevention. Learn More
Research & Announcements
Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Cancer Report The American Institute for Cancer Research recently released its Third Expert Report, Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Cancer: A Global Perspective. This report is a comprehensive review of decades of evidence on cancer prevention that our panel of world-renowned experts have compiled.
Building on the First and Second Expert Reports, released in 1997 and 2007, AICR reviewed the latest evidence from the past decade and developed the most reliable cancer prevention advice currently available. This is summarized in 10 Cancer Prevention Recommendations, which aim to help people make healthy choices in their daily lives to reduce their risk of developing a preventable cancer. Learn More
Do You Live In America's Fittest City? The American College of Sports Medicine recently released its 11th Annual American Fitness Index report crowning Arlington, VA the 2018 Fittest City in America. The 2018 report for the first time ranked the 100 largest cities, instead of the 50 largest metropolitan areas. Rankings are based off cities' overall scores, which include data on fitness, nutrition, chronic disease, smoking, mental health, access to parks and public transportation. Learn More
June Is All About the Fellas June 1st kicks off #MensHealthMonth to bring awareness to the challenges men face in life to build a stronger tomorrow. Men on average have shorter life spans than women, while women are more likely to visit their doctor regularly. Let's get the ball rolling all month long and there after! See how you can support  and the #ShowUsYourBlue 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