August 2022

New Members Appointed to the National Fitness Foundation’s Board of Directors

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U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra has appointed eight new members to the Board of Directors of the National Fitness Foundation (Foundation). The Foundation collaborates with the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition and identifies strategic priorities to further the purposes and functions of the President’s Council. The Board is charged with providing the overall strategic direction related to the Foundation’s vision, mission, program scope, resource allocation, and investment philosophy.

September National Health Observances: Healthy Aging, Substance Use Recovery, Food Safety, and more

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Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that highlight important health issues affecting the nation. In September we’re raising awareness about healthy aging, substance use recovery, food safety, and childhood obesity.

An Ounce of Prevention … Can Save a Person’s Life

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New treatments and scientific breakthroughs that lead to cures characterize modern medicine. But as exciting and beneficial as many of these innovations are, none compares to the power of prevention. In addition to getting enough physical activity, ensuring healthy eating, and maintaining mental health, a fourth essential — and often overlooked — element in any comprehensive wellness strategy is keeping up with clinical preventive services.