Issue 42 - SEPTEMBER 2018 |
September 18, 2018

W elcome to Issue 42 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
Taking Action to Promote Health Equity Webinar Series TFAH
September 18, 2018
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President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Annual Meeting
September 21, 2018
Washington, DC
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NRPA Annual Conference
September 25-27, 2018
Indianapolis, IN

Webinar: Game On, Your One-Stop Shop for School Health
September 26 at 2pm EST

Fit 2 Celebrate Gala
September 27, 2018
Washington, DC
Nickelodeon 15th annual Worldwide Day of Play Celebration 
September 29, 2018

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

Webinar: Walk into Action: Walking and Walkability Policy Issues
October 10 at 2pm EST
Project Play Summit
October 16, 2018
Washington, DC
APHA Annual Meeting
November 10-14, 2018
San Diego, CA

Active Living Research
February 17-20, 2019
Charleston, SC

20th Annual National Bike Summit
March 9-12, 2019
Washington, DC

ACSM International Health & Fitness Summit
March 21-24, 2019
Chicago, IL

61st RRCA National Convention
March 28-31, 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana 

Activity in the News
'Pandemic' of Inactivity Increases Disease Risk worldwide, WHO study says Read

Do This Kind of Exercise If You Want to Live Longer, Study Says Read

In Historic Vote, U.S. House of Representatives Passes the PHIT Act! Read

Which Exercise Burns the Most Calories? Here's What Science Says Read

New Fitness Test Measures Combat Readiness, says Army Secretary Read

Want to Be Healthier? Pick Up the Pace of Your Walk Read

Combining Physical Activity with Math Read

Athletic Trainers Call for National Injury Report for College Football. Here's how It Would Work Read

It Is Time To Make Running Safer For Women And Everyone Read

1.4 Billion People Aren't Exercising Read
Hitting the Books: The Boxing Gym Saving Detroit's Youth Read

Your Memories Of Gym Class Can Impact How You Feel About Exercising As An Adult, A New Study Says Read

"Do you have what it takes?" FBI Releases Fitness App for Prospective Agents Read

Quarter of World's Population 'Not Active Enough to Stay Healthy'  Read

How to Improve Your Memory in Less than 15 Minutes Read

A Quarter of the World's Adults Don't Get Enough Exercise, Study Says Read

1.4 Billion People Are Putting Themselves at Risk for Disease by Not Exercising Enough,  - Here's What You Should Be Doing Read
CEO Pledge for Physical Activity
The CEO Pledge for Physical Activity is our national campaign to encourage business leaders to recognize physical activity as an important driver of business performance.

Studies of employee wellness programs consistently find that executive leadership is critical to employee engagement.
If employees believe that creating a culture of physical activity is an executive priority, employees are more likely to be physically active.

Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act Passes Senate
On September 6, 2018, the
Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (S.808) passed the Senate. This bipartisan legislation clarifies health services that sports medicine professionals can provide to an athlete, athletic team, or staff member. The legislation would allow covered sports medicine professionals to treat injured athletes across state lines. The bill must pass the House before it heads to the president's desk to be signed into law.  Learn More
House Passes the Every Kids Outdoors Act The Every Kid Outdoors Act (H.R.3186) just passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support (383-2). The Every Kid Outdoors Act would provide 4th graders & their families free entrance to all federally managed land, waters, & historic sites, including our national parks. Learn More
PHIT Passes House For First Time In a huge victory for America's health, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act, which would allow the use of pre-tax savings accounts for physical activity-related expenses. PHIT has been a longtime NCPPA priority and was included in a bipartisan package of Health Savings Account (HSA) reforms that passed in the House by a vote of 277-142. Now, the measure moves to the Senate for further consideration. Learn More
Save the Land and Water Conservation Fund #SaveLWCF The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) was established by Congress in 1964 to fulfill a bipartisan commitment to safeguard our natural areas, water resources, cultural heritage, and to provide recreation opportunities to all Americans. LWCF is America's most important program to conserve irreplaceable lands and improve outdoor recreation opportunities throughout the nation. Funding for this critical program is in jeopardy. NCPPA urges Congress to act fast to secure reauthorization for LWCF before it expires on September 30. Learn More
Newly Released State of Obesity 2018 Report The Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently released the State of Obesity 2018 Report. Each year, the "State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America" report highlights the latest obesity trends as well as strategies, policies, programs, and practices that can reverse the epidemic. Read the Report.
1.4 Billion Adults At risk of Disease from Not Doing Enough physical activity New data published in The Lancet Global Health show that more than one in four adults globally are physically inactive. The paper, authored by four World Health Organization experts, reports data that update 2008 estimates on levels of activity and, for the first time, reports trend analyses showing that overall, the global level of inactivity in adults remains largely unchanged since 2001. Read the Report.
CDC's Active People Healthy Nation: Active People Healthy Nation: Creating an Active America, Together was released online in the July issue of the Journal of Physical Activity and Health. The article discusses the purpose of Active People Healthy Nation , and outlines five action steps centered on core public health functions. Read the Article.
WHO Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018-2030 The new WHO global action plan to promote physical activity responds to the requests by countries for updated guidance, and a framework of effective and feasible policy actions to increase physical activity at all levels. Read the Plan.
Older Adults Who Get Physical Can Lower their Heart Disease Risk according to a new report in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Read the Report.

President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition
(PCSFN) Annual Meeting T he President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition (PCSFN) will hold its annual meeting on September 21, 2018 in Washington, DC.  The meeting is open to the public, but you must RSVP. Learn More
American Heart Association Launches Kids Heart Challenge To mark the 40th year in schools, the redesigned Kids Heart Challenge meets the changing needs of today's youth and educators by preparing kids for success through physical and emotional well-being. The Kids Heart Challenge is anchored by two core events, jumping rope and basketball skills, with NEW cardio-pumping activations, dance and warrior - completing obstacle courses. Learn More
Action for Healthy Kids and Active Schools Join Forces
Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) and Active Schools together announce that AFHK is the new organizational home for Active Schools, a collective impact initiative formerly known as Let's Move! Active Schools.  Learn More
Active Aging Week September 23-29 Active Aging Week is a weeklong campaign that calls attention to and celebrates the positivity of aging today. The objective of the annual health-promotion event is to give as many older adults as possible the means to experience wellness activities and exercise in a safe, supportive environment. Learn More 
Take Your Parent to PE Week, September 24-28, 2018 
Register yourself/your school to participate in Active Schools' Take Your Parent to PE Week from September 24-28. It's a fun, immersive way to introduce parents to the school's physical education program and teachers - and invite them to engage with physical education throughout the year. Learn More
Nickelodeon's 15th Annual Worldwide Day of Play 
On September 29, Nickelodeon will commemorate its 15th annual Worldwide Day of Play celebration when the network will once again suspend programming across Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Nicktoons, TeenNick and NickMusic, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. (ET/PT), in order to encourage kids to go outside and get active. Learn More
Call for Papers: Increasing Physical Activity among Women and Girls Authors interested in submitting a full manuscript must first submit an abstract for initial review and comment. Please send abstracts no later than November 3, 2018.  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