Issue 46 - FEBRUARY 2019|
February 19, 2019

W elcome to Issue 46 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
SHAPE America SPEAK Out! Day 
March 5-6, 2019
Washington, DC

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

National Health Through Fitness Day 2019
March 12-13, 2019
Washington, DC

IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show
March 13-16, 2019
San Diego, CA

3 WINS Fitness DC Seminar 
March 21, 2019
Washington, DC

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

SOPHE 2019 Annual Conference
March 26-29, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT

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

PHA Summit 2019
April 1-2, 2019
Chicago, IL
More Info

NATA 2019 Capitol Hill Day
April 3, 2019
Washington, DC
NNPHI Annual Conference
May 20-22, 2019
Washington, DC

Prevention 2019
May 20-23, 2019
Pittsburg, PA
August 26-29, 2019
Philadelphia, PA
Activity in the News
Powerful Influencers: Employers and America's Health Read
How to Sneak Physical Activity During Sedentary Work Day Read

The Army's New Fitness Test, Could You Pass? Read
Exercise May Help Fend Off Depression Read

Senate Votes to Extend Key Funding For Parks Read

The Fitness Industry Is Booming. So Why Are PE Classes Disappearing? Read

The Senate Just Passed the Decade's Biggest Public Lands Package. Here's What's In It. Read

Cycling And Walking Could Solve America's Public-Health Crisis Shows 409-Page Benchmarking Report Read

Exercise Boosts Well-Being By Improving Gut Health Read

Only 5% of Teens Meet Recommendations for Sleep, Physical Activity, Screen Time  Read

Nearly Half of US Adults Have Cardiovascular Disease Read
Land and Water Conservation Fund Passes the Senate
Last week, the Senate approved a major public lands bill (S.47) with overwhelming bipartisan support. The bill, which passed 92-8, includes permanent authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund and ALSO includes the Every Kid Outdoors Act.

Since 1964, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF has protected federal public lands and waters - including national parks, national forests, wildlife refuges, rivers, lakes, community parks, trails, ball fields and other recreation areas in every one of our 50 states. Learn More
The Every Kid Outdoors Act (EKOA) provides free entry for fourth graders and their families to visit our national public lands, waters, and shores including national parks -  more than 2,000 sites in all. Learn More
Announcements, Blogs, Research and Reports
Building a Kinder, Healthier and More Active Future  Read  
Bringing the Physical Activity Guidelines to Life  Read  
Congressional Leaders Speak Out on Safe Routes, Biking and Walking  Read  
Health Literacy and Physical Literacy Deserve Your Attention Read
Join us March 12-13 for National Health Through Fitness Day 2019 Every year, SFIA's National Health through Fitness Day brings together industry leaders, celebrity athletes, the American College of Sports Medicine, PHIT Coalition partners, PE teachers and other physical activity advocates to meet with Congress to push for physical activity policies, including the PHIT Act, to promote sports health and fitness in America. Learn More
Dangerous By Design Smart Growth America recently released their latest Dangerous By Design report. The report chronicles the preventable epidemic of pedestrian fatalities, which have been steadily increasing in recent years, even as traffic fatalities overall have been decreasing. Learn More
AICR Launches National Campaign to Bust Myths, Present Facts about Cancer Risk Let's make cancer prevention a priority for 2019. Over 1.76 million new cancer cases are expected to occur in the US this year. Strong evidence points to lifestyle steps, such as regular physical activity, that reduce risk of cancer, but many Americans are still confused.
This February, during Cancer Prevention Month, the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is leading a national campaign to help Americans separate the myths from facts about cancer risk. Throughout the month, AICR will debunk cancer misperceptions and empower Americans with accurate, evidence-based advice on cancer prevention. Join the AICR's multimedia awareness campaign to debunk common misperceptions about cancer and cancer risk.  
With the release of the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines, HHS i ntroduced Move Your Way, a promotional campaign to help promote and communicate the Physical Activity Guidelines.
Check out the Move Your Way website for resources including fact sheets, posters, videos interactive tools, web badges and widgets. Learn More
Check out the video below on tips for getting motivated!
Move Your Way: Tips for Getting Motivated
Move Your Way: Tips for Getting Motivated
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. 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