Issue 44 - DECEMBER 2018 |
December 6, 2018

W elcome to Issue 44 of the Activity Advocate, NCPPA's comprehensive e-newsletter on physical activity. This special issue will focus on the recently released 2nd Edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
Guidelines in the News
New Federal Guidelines for Physical Activity Read
New Physical Activity Guidelines Count Short Burst of Activity, Housework as Exercise Read  

New Physical Fitness Guidelines Issued and Most of Us Aren't Meeting Them. Here's What to Know Read

There Are New Exercise Guidelines For Americans, and They Are Totally Achievable Read
New Physical Activity Guidelines For Americans: This Is What You Need To Do Read

New Physical Activity Guidelines Urge Americans: Move More, Sit Less Read

New Government Guidelines Say You Can Get Your Exercise in Small Doses Read

New Physical Activity Guidelines Offer Simple Advice: Move More, Sit Less Read

Please Move More, Even Just a Little Bit Read

New HHS Guideline on Physical Activity for Americans Read

The U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines Have Been Updated for the First Time in 10 Years Read

Fewer Than One in Three Americans Meet Standards Read

The New Exercise Guidelines Are Not Bad News, Even If You Hate Working Out Read

New Federal Guidelines Suggest 2.5 Hours of Exercise Per Week - Which 80 Percent of Americans Don't Do Read

New Physical Activity Guidelines Based on Decade of Research Read

Uncle Sam Wants You to Sit Less and Move More. Read

We Should Be Moving More All Day Long Read

Count Short Bursts Of Activity As Exercise Read

The Federal Government Is Begging Everyone to Move More Read
Standing-Room-Only Congressional Briefing Kicks Off Push for Public Policies in Support of a Physically Active America
Congressional aides, proponents of physical activity, and others crammed into room 2253 of the Rayburn House Office Building last week to learn more about the new Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and why exercise matters in public policy-just days after exit polls showed health care as the top issue for voting Americans.

The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity  hosted the November 15th Congressional briefing, which preceded an afternoon of meetings and frank discussions with nearly 50 Senate offices from more than 30 states.  Participants encouraged Senate support of bipartisan-legislation that promotes physical activity-specifically, the Personal Health Investment Today Act (PHIT Act) ( S.482 ) and the Every Kid Outdoors Act ( S.1522 ). Learn More  
Released! Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd Edition On November 12, 2018 the US Department of Health and Human Services released the 2nd Edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The Physical Activity Guidelines provide evidence-based guidance to help Americans maintain or improve their health through physical activity. The Guidelines serves as the primary, authoritative voice of the federal government for evidence-based guidance on physical activity, fitness, and health for Americans.
Move Your Way!
Move Your Way is the promotional campaign for the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans . The goal is to help people live healthier lives through increased physical activity.

Check out the Move Your Way website for tools and easy-to-understand resources to learn about the Physical Activity Guidelines and promote key messages with your audiences.
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