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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

he health care environment has changed,” says Moore. “For years, we got sick, were prescribed medicine, and continued in the same lifestyle patterns that contributed to our getting sick in the first place. In this new age of health care, we all share in the collective cost of physical inactivity and unhealthy lifestyles. The focus must be on preserving our health from the start. Exercise and healthier lifestyles must become easier choices for all Americans. Prevention has got to become a national priority. It’s the key to securing the future health of America.”

The Campaign for a Healthier America is a national grassroots project that seeks to bring the fitness industry together with government, employers, medical and public health professionals, insurance providers, schools, and each of us individually to work as one and create a culture and environment of wellness. For more information on the Campaign for a Healthier America, visit http://www.campaign4health.org. For more information about the Workforce Health Improvement Program (WHIP) Act, go to ihrsa.org/whip and for the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act, go to ihrsa.org/phit.

About IHRSA
IHRSA is a not-for-profit trade association representing health and fitness facilities, gyms, spas, sports clubs, and suppliers worldwide. The association’s membership includes more than 9,000 clubs in 75 countries, along with over 650 industry suppliers.

IHRSA is an organizational affiliate of the National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP); a member of the advisory board of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD); a founding member of the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA); a partner with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in promoting the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines; a network member of the Exercise
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