Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau likes to jog. Russian President Vladimir Putin plays hockey. U.S. President Biden cycles on his Peloton and Vice President Harris gets her cardio in with a run up the Lincoln Memorial steps.
Leaders who prioritize their health send a message to the constituency: Fitness and physical activity is necessary and vital.
More U.S. lawmakers are backing that message by supporting the GYMS Act, which would create a $30 billion fund to provide grants to affected businesses in the health and fitness industry. So far, 14 U.S. representatives have signed on to support the bill’s passage.
In this week’s Take 5, IHRSA Interim President & CEO Brent Darden reveals the GYMS Act Dashboard, a “one-stop shop” to see the progression of the bill and what you can do to help get it passed. Darden also discusses two UK studies that shed light on behavior change, mental health, and exercise during a pandemic.