Issue 43 - OCTOBER 2018 |
October 26, 2018

W elcome to Issue 43 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
APHA Annual Meeting
November 10-14, 2018
San Diego, CA

Webinar: Where Do We Go Next? Mapping and Tracking in the Future
November 14 at 2pm EST
Physical Activity Guidelines Congressional Briefing
November 15 at 11am
Washington, DC

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
Through a National Commitment to Youth Sports, We Can Break the Obesity Cycle Read  
Army Misses 2018 Recruiting Goal, Which Hasn't Happened Since 2005 Read

Not Exercising Worse for Your Health Than Smoking, Diabetes and Heart Disease, study reveals Read

New U.S. Report Card Reveals Near-Failing Grade for Physical Activity in Children, Youth Read
A National Goal: Prevent a Million Heart Attacks and Strokes by 2022 Read

Encouraging Physical Activity in Children Read

Moderate Exercise Is Effective Medicine For Treating Major Depression, Suggests New Research Read

Research Shows People Over 65 Are Not Performing Enough Physical Activity

Not Exercising Enough Is Worse for You Than Smoking and Diabetes, study suggests Read

Regular Exercise Should Be Part of Cancer Care for All Patients Read

How Much Physical Activity Is Enough in Older Age? Read

Physical Activity Lowers Death Risk from Heart Disease, study says Read

Americans Love the NFL - but Other Pro Leagues Dominate the Top Three Markets 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.

SAVE THE DATE - November 15 Congressional Briefing  
The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity is excited to announce a Congressional Briefing promoting the release of the Second Edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. 
Physical Activity Guidelines Congressional Briefing
Thursday, November 15, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rayburn House Office Building 2253
Capitol Hill
Washington, D.C.

Please RSVP here.
NCPPA Needs Your Support 
Following the November 15 Physical Activity Guidelines Congressional briefing, NCPPA is asking that you join us in a mini 'Hill' day as we meet with Senate offices to promote:
  • S.482 the Personal Health Investment Today Act (PHIT)
  • S.1522 Every Kid Outdoors Act
  • Physical Activity Guidelines 
*Please REGISTER by October 31.
Sign On: Every Kids Outdoors Act The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) is circulating the attached sign-on letter in support of getting the Every Kid Outdoors Act to the Senate floor and passing the Senate before the end of this Congress. This sign on letter is for organizations only: use this link to add your organization. Deadline is COB Wednesday, October 31. Please feel free share widely with your networks as well.
Sports Medicine Licensure Clari ty Act Becomes Law  The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R 302/S. 808) was signed into law on October 5. Sports medicine professionals can now engage in the treatment of injured athletes across state lines without fear of great professional harm, such as loss of license to practice, while protected from monetary loss with professional liability insurance. Click here to read a summary of the legislation.
2018 U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
The National Physical Activity Plan recently released the 2018 U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. The Report card reveals a near-failing grad for physical activity in children and youth in the United States
Read the Report.
Unhealthy and Unprepared Mission Readiness recently released a report Unhealthy and Unprepared. The report describes the growing threat that obesity poses to national security and the importance of promoting nutrition & physical activity from an early age. National security depends on promoting healthy lifestyles from an early age. Read the Report.
New Community Preventive Services Task Force finding recommends interventions to increase active travel to school and to get kids moving safely. Learn More
Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5) initiative Success Stories The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5) initiative has released new success stories about how  Georgia  and  North Carolina are increasing physical activity through active transportation options and school-based physical activity. 
New Youth Obesity Data! 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.  New data show that Mississippi has the highest youth obesity rate,  while Utah has the lowest. The new data also confirm that racial and ethnic disparities persist.Is your state helping kids achieve a healthy weight?
Check out the latest state-by-state rankings Here.
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