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Health Benefits of Exercise Report - A New Look For IHRSA's Health Promotion Pages

IHRSA’s vision is for the fitness industry to be a well recognized voice in health promotion and prevention and for health clubs to be viewed as partners in preventive healthcare by individuals, employers, healthcare providers, insurance companies and government.

To that end we recently updated old resources on our website, as well as creating some new ones. Updates include:

A new Health Promotion Mission and Vision page (, with more information on how creating a healthy world is good for your club, and how IHRSA plans to do it.

A page containing all the Get Active Tools and Resources you need to run successful initiatives, like toolkits, webinars and reports. There is also a section that provides programs and initiatives to help get members through your doors: Get Active, the CEO Pledge and Joining Forces. You can find all of this at (member login required). 

An overview of a new initiative, #WhyGetActive (formerly Get Active America!), a program that hopes to get more people moving. ( This page provides ideas and strategies to get more active and how to be more involved in getting friends, community and members up and moving.

Visit the main health promotion page at to view all our resources.

In This Issue

1. More Scheduled Physical Activity Time Is Associated With Higher Academic Performance in Chilean Children

2. Pilates Improves Sleep Quality In New Mothers

3. Maximal Strength Training Improves Bone Mineral Density In Young Women

Read more.

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