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Friday
Sep302016

Congress, Stop Sitting Around

"Sitting. Sitting while watching TV. Sitting while at the computer. Sitting while at the drive-through. These are all things Americans do-a lot.

"But sitting is costly. Studies show that all this sitting costs governments, societies, and ourselves."

The above is how Helen Durkin, IHRSA’s executive vice president of public policy, began her op-ed directed to Congress that appeared in this morning’s edition of Morning Consult.

"Unfortunately, moving is something relatively few of us seem to find time to do," she continued.

Since September is World Alzheimer's Month, and more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, Helen’s editorial urges Congress to ‘stop sitting around and move a piece of legislation that can help get Americans moving'—the PHIT Act.

Helen shares data on the far-reaching financial ramifications of the disease, and the sadly underutilized role exercise plays in fighting this dreaded disease, such as the fact that four out of five of the most costly chronic conditions affecting Americans 50 and older can be prevented or managed with exercise, according to the CDC.

Read the full editorial in the Morning Consult and let us know what you think at gr@ihrsa.org.

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