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.
The Federal Government Is Begging Everyone to Move More
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.
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.
WHO WE ARE
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.
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