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Fitness Industry Gathers on Capitol Hill Hours After Healthy CHOICES Act is Introduced, Urging Congress to Pass Anti-Obesity, Exercise Promotion Legislation
Date:5/5/2010

Within hours of the introduction of the Healthy CHOICES Act, and just days after the release of America’s first-ever National Physical Activity Plan, the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and leaders from the fitness industry are gathering on Capitol Hill as part of the 8th Annual Summit for a Healthier America. Industry leaders will meet with Members of Congress to share their vision for a healthier future, urge Congress to address the physical and fiscal costs of physical inactivity, and advocate for passage of the Healthy CHOICES Act, which includes both the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) (H.R.2105) and the Workforce Health Improvement Program (WHIP) (H.R. 2106, S. 913) Acts, two exercise promotion bills that provide tax benefits for certain sports and fitness expenses.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 5, 2010 -- Within hours of the introduction of the Healthy CHOICES Act, and just days after the release of America’s first-ever National Physical Activity Plan, the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and leaders from the fitness industry are gathering on Capitol Hill as part of the 8th Annual Summit for a Healthier America. Industry leaders will meet with Members of Congress to share their vision for a healthier future, urge Congress to address the physical and fiscal costs of physical inactivity, and advocate for passage of the Healthy CHOICES Act, which includes both the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) (H.R.2105) and the Workforce Health Improvement Program (WHIP) (H.R. 2106, S. 913) Acts, two exercise promotion bills that provide tax benefits for certain sports and fitness expenses.

“We commend Congressman Ron Kind and his fellow co-sponsors for introducing this precedent-setting legislation that provides a comprehensive approach to treating obesity,” says Joe Moore, IHRSA president and CEO. &ldquo
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