We’ve said this often, exercise is a powerful tool. There’s no denying it. There’s thousands—if not, hundreds of thousands—of studies and pieces of research that prove how important it is to be physically active. Don’t act surprised to find a few more examples of recent news that highlight the benefits of maintaining a physically active lifestyle.
But, do share these studies and messages with your consumers and across social media! We all know that there’s a terribly large portion of the population that isn’t meeting physical activity guidelines. Let’s continue to spread the word and motivate everyone to get active however they please.
First things first, to kick off National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Congress is getting active and competing for bragging rights.
PAA & Myzone Host 2022 Congressional Physical Activity Challenge
Monday marked the official start of the 2022 Congressional Physical Activity Challenge. Hosted by the Physical Activity Alliance (PAA), a coalition of organizations promoting physical activity in which IHRSA is a board member, and Myzone, an IHRSA member, the challenge aims to engage lawmakers about the importance of physical activity and making it more accessible. All members of Congress and their staff are encouraged to participate and earn MEPs (Myzone Effort Points) while wearing the MZ-Switch heart rate monitor during physical activity. The competition will end on May 31, where leaders in four categories will be recognized:
Top Individual Point Earner
Top Office Point Earner
Top Office Point Average (must have four or more participants)
Most office staff participants to reach the World Health Organization Guidelines for Physical Activity (=1,300 Myzone Effort Points)