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Entries in Michael Bloomberg (2)


NYC mayor urging use of stairs

Another well-rounded This Week in the Fitness Industry. Add in the many items in the IHRSA blog throughout the week and there is plenty of informative information here. 

  • NYC mayor trying to get city healthy
  • ACE reviews gadgets
  • Fight childhood obesity as a community
  • Exercise in pill form? 

Read on for more.

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NYC soda ban includes a call for more incentives for healthy behavior  

While banning super-sized sodas may be one way to attack the current obesity epidemic, Fox News was smart in recognizing another avenue that could be a huge asset in the fight: the Workforce Health Improvement Program (WHIP). This act would create a benefits system that offers the same benefit to employees who go to a fitness club as to those that work out at their office gym. The WHIP Act recognizes the important role fitness facilities play and will help increase memberships by eliminating tax and paperwork burdens.

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