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This Week In Health Promotion: Recapping the #CEOPledgeInAction Chat and More

A Conversation About Creating A Culture of Physical Activity At Work

On Thursday, IHRSA joined the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA), Jack Groppel from the Johnson and Johnson Human Performance Institute and others to discuss how to create more active workplaces and how the CEO Pledge can help achieve that goal. The conversation took place in the form of a twitter chat at the hashtag #CEOPledgeInAction. Participants identified the need for a top down approach to encouraging physical activity and identified strategies for prioritizing physical activiy during the day and encouraging others - including your CEO - to do the same. The chat reached over 4,000 users.

See our recap of the chat on Storify or learn more about the CEO Pledge. 

Exercising For 30 Minutes Per Day Can Improve Asthma Management 

Asthma is a condition in which the airways become inflamed and narrow, making it hard to breathe, and it is estimated that 300 million people worldwide have this condition. It has long been a misconception that people with asthma would have a hard time with exercise but research suggests the opposite. In a study publshed in the journal   researchers data on physical activity levels and asthma management in 643 adults diagnosed with asthma. They found that people who exercised regularly were 2.5 times more likely to have good management of their asthma symptoms copmared to non-exercisers. Even light to moderate activities like yoga and walking were found to be beneficial. 

Health clubs can provide a safe, well-lit, and fun place for people with asthma to exercise and avoid outdoor pollutants. 

Read more about the study, and how to prevent asthma attacks during exercise. 


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