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Will Obama Talk Exercise in State of the Union?

ACSM encourages president to discuss health in his address


The American College of Sports Medicine has called on President Barack Obama to bring attention to the societal benefits of exercise in his State of the Union address Tuesday.

In previous years, Obama discussed health care reform. This year, ACSM wants the president to talk about the importance of physical activity in maintaining good health and therefore cutting back on huge expeditures in the health care industry.

In the United States, more than two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese. Poor diet and lack of physical activity are estimated to cause more than 400,000 deaths each year.

The ACSM’s policy center is encouraging its members to show their support through an email to the White House before the president’s speech is finalized. 

The message begins:

“As a professional who understands the benefits of preventive health care, I urge you to make a strong statement during the State of the Union address in support of healthy lifestyles, exercise and physical activity."

To read the entire email, visit the ACSM website.

Via Runner’s World.

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