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#WhyGetActive reaches more than 1 million Twitter users

Rep. Ron Kind shows why he gets active.How often have you walked in your club, glanced around and considered how unique and different all of your members are?

The thought occurs to many club operators virtually every day.

The motivations, the reasons, that bring people to your club are endless. Some of them are clear and understood, and others, subliminal and barely sensed. But, in either case, none of the reasons have much impact on others unless they can be articulated and well aired.

That’s precisely why IHRSA has launched a new social media campaign, #WhyGetActive. Its mission: to share one’s personal motivations for exercising with the world.

Read on to see the popularity, why people have gravitated toward it, and more.

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Healthy choices by Wisconsin representative

Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind yesterday introduced the Healthy CHOICES Act of 2012. It is a multi-faceted approach to fighting obesity, both in children and adults. 

The act has five areas of impact: Prevention and Treatment; Improving Access for Physical Activity; Improving Access to National Information and Healthy Foods; Realigning Transportation to Promote Healthy Lifestyles; and Research Tools. 

The Campaign to End Obesity Action Fund whcih advocates for changes in federal policy that will enable more Americans to eat healthy and be active, as well as those that provide appropriate medical treatment for patients, applaud the measure. 

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