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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By 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.
With May being Physical Fitness Month, the National Coalition for Promoting Physical... Read More
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.
Jack Groppel, PhD, FACSM, FACN... Read More
The National Institutes of Health Common Fund announced today the first awards for the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans Program, which will allow researchers to develop a comprehensive map of the molecular changes that occur in response to physical activity. Nineteen grants will support researchers across the country to collect samples from people of different races, ethnic groups, sex, ages, and fitness levels. The samples will be analyzed to uncover how physical activity changes the chemical molecules within our bodies, which could lead to people engaging in more targeted and optimized types of activity.
“We have long understood that exercising is beneficial to our overall health, but don’t fully understand the impact of exercise at the molecular level,” said NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. “The development of a so-called... Read More
The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA), in collaboration with their organizational partners, is pleased to announce the release of a new report assessing data from multiple nationally representative surveys to evaluate levels of physical activity and sedentary behavior in American children and youth, facilitators and barriers for physical activity and health outcomes related to physical activity, among 10 key indicators. The report shows only 21.6 percent of children ages 6-19 meet U.S. physical activity guidelines. Further, nearly 63 percent of children are exceeding sedentary behavior guidelines, which suggest no more... Read More