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Post date: Sep 22, 2014

Washington, DC – Last week, at the annual Stair Week event in West Michigan, The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) was pleased to recognize 23 area CEOs who have signed the Coalition’s CEO Pledge for Physical Activity, a national campaign with the goal of encouraging every CEO in the United States to recognize physical activity as an important driver of employee health and business performance.

“During the Stair Week leadership breakfast at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, we were thrilled to welcome a number of West Michigan CEOs who have signed NCPPA’s CEO Pledge” stated Joyce Lee, President of IndigoJLD and a champion of the CEO Pledge. Stair Week works to highlight the health, design and environmental benefits of taking the stairs. The idea is to get millions of office workers out of their chairs and moving.

The National Spokesperson for NCPPA’s CEO Pledge for Physical Activity, Jack Groppel, author of The Corporate Athlete, and cofounder of... Read More

Post date: Apr 24, 2014

Jack Gropple, Ph. D, NCPPA’s national spokesperson for the CEO Pledge℠ initiative, speaks with Dr. Rearick on Healthy Business Radio, touting the benefits of getting America’s leaders engaged and motivating their workplaces and communities to get moving! Click here to listen 

Post date: Feb 12, 2014

 

On Tuesday, February 18, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST.

In 2010, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported that obesity accounted for nearly 20 percent of the increase in U.S. health care spending.  Annual health costs related to obesity in the U.S. are nearly $200 billion, roughly 21 percent of which ($42 billion) can be attributed to obesity, according to research released by the National Bureau of Economic Research.  

This unsustainable path has put the nation at an economic crossroads and awakened the healthcare system to the economic and moral value of prevention as the primary solution.

The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) held a free webinar, "Defining the Role and Value of the Well-qualified Health and Fitness Professional to the Healthcare Team" hosted by the American Heart... Read More

Post date: Nov 01, 2013

Washington, DC – The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) is proud to announce that Mark Richards, president and CEO of Appvion, signed the CEO Pledge-- a national campaign with the goal of encouraging every CEO in the United States to recognize physical activity as an important driver of employee health and business performance.     

 

Richards has joined leaders of over 130 organizations in signing the Pledge, showing their commitment to workplace wellness in helping to reverse the nation’s obesity and chronic disease challenge. By signing the Pledge, these CEOs have made a public statement about their dedication to promoting physical activity and improving the health and wellness of themselves and their employees.  The Pledge program also provides resources around evidence based strategies for promoting a culture of physical activity within an organization. 

 

“By signing the CEO Pledge, Appvion has made a meaningful commitment... Read More

Post date: Oct 24, 2013

Orlando, FL (October 24) – Yesterday, at the Lake Nona Impact Forum, an annual convergence of top thought leaders representing academia, industry, healthcare delivery, and government, leaders from many of the nation’s foremost organizations signed the CEO Pledge at a session led by Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson. The CEO Pledge – a nationwide campaign promoted by the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) – aims to encourage every CEO in the United States to recognize and champion physical activity as an important driver of employee performance, health, and engagement.   

“Our employees are our greatest asset, and we believe that by investing in their health, we are investing in the success of our business,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson. “I am honored to convene this group of senior leaders to sign the CEO Pledge and make a strong statement about the importance of physical activity... Read More

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