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Op-Ed: "Cutting the Fat on Cancer"

Helen Durkin, IHRSA's Executive Vice President of Global Public Policy writes in today's The Hill, stating how important exercise and physical activity is to cancer prevention and treatment, and advocating for policies that create a "culture of wellness".

Helen writes, "For years, the health club industry has been advocating for public policy and legislation that would remove barriers to and incentivize exercise—a key element of primary prevention and a low-cost preventive against many costly chronic diseases, including several types of cancer". And adds, "the concept is this: If we can create a culture of wellness in all segments of society, we can prevent disease; avoid costly and debilitating health care spending; increase productivity in the workplace and competitiveness in the global marketplace; and strengthen our international standing."

Read the full article here... 

Helen Durkin

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Champion for the health club industry. Committed advocate for physical activity, primary prevention, and public policies that promote wellness because it will take more than personal responsibility to get the world active.

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