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Wednesday
May012013

STOP Obesity Alliance Encourages Hospitals to Address Physical Inactivity

The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance is encouraging non-profit hospitals to address obesity and encourage greater physical activity in their communities. This recommendation offers an opportunity for medical professionals to strengthen relationships with local health clubs.

Per health care reform, nonprofit hospitals are required to perform an assessment of their communities health needs. With obesity affecting more than one-third of adults and 17 percent of children in the United States, the STOP Obesity Alliance released five research-based, consensus recommendations to help guide nonprofit hospitals in developing programs that address obesity in their communities.

One recommendation is to “encourage interventions and create environments and systems that support active living as well as moderate-vigorous physical activity to improve health, independent of weight loss.” Read the full press release here.

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