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Joe Moore and Dr. Eddie Phillips on HuffPo op-ed: Exercise is Medicine

IHRSA's president and CEO, Joe Moore, teamed up with Dr. Eddie Phillips, founder of the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine in Boston, to write a compelling blog post for the Huffington Post on "the most cost-effective and potent treatment we know." They are talking about exercise, of course.
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Joe Moore Speaks Out on Huffington Post

Joe Moore, IHRSA President and CEO, is speaking out about the high cost of unhealthy lifestyles in the Huffington Post Blog this week. As chronic disease, obesity and physical inactivity continue to plague America’s health care system, driving up costs and greater demand for care, Moore encourages a deeper reflection not only on individual health, but how medicine is practiced and how Americans choose to live.  

“If America is to hold back the cascade of medical spending, dig out of the debt we currently are under, and improve our potential for global economic competitiveness, we must realign the fundamental philosophy of how health care is practiced in America and establish public policies and community programs that promote and support primary prevention.”


IHRSA President Joe Moore Featured In Roll Call

Last week, IHRSA’s President and CEO took to an influential DC publication to urge federal lawmakers to manage Medicare costs with primary prevention measures.

As the heated debate over Medicare continues, Moore argues that deterring the onset of disease by engaging in healthy lifestyle behaviors will significantly reduce Medicare costs, which are attributed almost entirely to treating chronic diseases.

“One thing is certain,” writes Moore, “The long-term viability of Medicare depends on a national commitment to preventing the onset of costly disease in the first place. And that must begin with an investment in primary prevention.” Read the full article.




Joe Moore: Exercise is a National Bipartisan Issue

Exercise is a National Bipartisan Issue

says Joe Moore in The Hill

When you consider the facts, the need for such a resolution becomes clear. As underscored in the Resolution itself, 400,000 people in the United States die each year due to poor diet and physical inactivity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 68 percent of America’s adults and 16.9 percent of our country’s children are obese or overweight, according to the Department of Health and Human Services; approximately half of the direct medical costs associated with diseases that stem from obesity and inactivity are paid for by the government and U.S. taxpayers through federally funded programs, such as Medicaid and Medicare; and the potential savings in direct medical costs if all inactive American adults engaged in regular physical activity could be as high as $80 trillion.

But it’s not only Congress that needs to be committed to increasing physical activity in this country, nor simply the first lady. It’s each of us individually and collectively. Individuals, parents, families, educators, communities, doctors, health professionals, businesses, and industry — each of us must take action.

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IHRSA CEO & President to Attend White House Briefing on Childhood Obesity

IHRSA President and CEO, Joe Moore is scheduled to attend an official White House briefing to share ideas on how the private sector can come together to help young people be more physically active. The briefing will be presented by Robin Schepper, Executive Director of Let’s Move!, and other senior administration officials.

“I look forward to the briefing and discussing how health clubs are an important resource,” says Moore. “Today, health clubs serve more than 4.8 million members under the age of 18—including 1 million between 6 and 12 years old, and just over 3 million between 13 and 17. So health clubs have an important role to play in the fight against childhood obesity.”