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Post date: May 15, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Washington, DC—The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) sponsored a briefing on Capitol Hill on May 10 to call attention to how Congress, the Administration, industry, nonprofits and others within both the public and private sectors can work together to create a national way of life that supports and inspires physical activity—a linchpin for a physically, economically, and militarily stronger America. The event, “Creating an Active America Together,” was held during National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and came on the heels of an all-day workshop at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to address the issue of obesity and overweight in the armed forces.

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Post date: May 03, 2018

What: Creating an Active America Together Congressional Briefing

When: May 10 at 2pm

Where: Capitol Visitor's Center Room SVC-203-02

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, so it's the perfect time to talk to our elected officials about the dangers of inactivity, the benefits of physical activity and what they can do to help get Americans moving. Join our diverse group of passionate and enthusiastic stakeholders from government, nonprofit, academia and the public health community for a congressional briefing as we discuss the importance of a comprehensive effort into actions to promote physical activity, physical fitness, youth sports, and military readiness in America.  RSVP to ncppa@heart.org
 

Post date: Mar 28, 2018

Welcome to Issue 36 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.

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Post date: May 26, 2017

By Laura Kelly - The Washington Times

Attendees of a congressional information session on physical fitness work out on resistance bands in a short exercise demonstration on May 18. (Laura Kelly/The Washington Times)

Chris Jordan, inventor of the 7-Minute Workout, sought to lead by example Thursday, urging attendees at a congressional information session on physical fitness that — even in suits and ties — they could complete a few simple exercise moves. “Move more, exercise smarter,” Mr. Jordan told the group, demonstrating arm stretches and seated knee raises before performing a few repetitions with a resistance band.

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Post date: May 10, 2017

The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity invites you to attend

Investing in Physical Activity
Creating an Active America Together
When: Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Where: 1310 Longworth House Office Building, Washington DC

Physical inactivity continues to impose an enormous burden to our health care system, economy, national security and the health of the American people. A significant federal investment in actions to promote physical activity and physical fitness would improve population health, reduce suffering from chronic disease, reverse soaring medical costs, improve labor productivity and military readiness, and increase our children’s academic performance in schools. Join us for this briefing as we discuss the importance of a comprehensive effort to increase physical activity in the United States.

Speakers
Jack Groppel, PhD, FACSM, FACN... Read More

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