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IHRSA's Campaign for a Healthier America Calls on All Americans to Curtail Health Care Costs in 2010 by Becoming Physically Active
Date:12/17/2009

be obese. Obesity is just one of many chronic health conditions that can be prevented and better managed with exercise.

Studies show that exercise reduces the risks of premature death, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, colon cancer and breast cancer; reduces depression, anxiety and stress; helps control weight; helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints; decreases the likelihood of falling; enhances self-image; and promotes psychological well-being.

“We live in an era in which individuals have to take charge of their own health,” says Moore. “But if the mainstream culture and environment in which we live discourage healthy lifestyle choices; pose constant barriers to healthy living; and smother individuals’ hope for change, then the likelihood that a single individual can make meaningful and lasting change in his or her own life is greatly diminished.”

“The health and fitness industry has several initiatives under way to provide support as America’s partner in preventive healthcare,” Moore continues. “Programs like the Campaign for a Healthier America are starting points and can offer the impetus and inspiration for many. Our chance for success in making positive change is so much greater if we come together as a national community to inspire one another, to remove existing barriers to exercise and healthy lifestyle choices, and to transform our culture to one that supports wellness and preventive living.”

To post a story, the public is invited to visit http://www.campaign4health.org. The Campaign for a Healthier America is a national grassroots project bringing together exercise enthusiasts to make healthy lifestyles a priority for all Americans. The Campaign seeks to bring the fitness industry together with government, employers, medical
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