Brand New Resource Available for PHIT Act
The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) have created an invaluable resource for all organizations and individuals interested in learning more about the PHIT Act, our physical activity initiative, and for those working to spread the word and educate fellow members of congress and the community.
SFIA is responsible for originally bringing the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act to the table, and promoting the bill throughout various efforts on Capitol Hill. PHIT provides much hope for our nation, as it will decrease activity costs for many families and individuals by 20–37%.
Lower income households are 2.5x more likely to be inactive than households making $100K+ per year. This statistic is unacceptable — Accessibility to a healthy lifestyle should not be restricted to higher wage brackets. All Americans should be encouraged to be more active, and the PHIT Act allows for exactly that. In addition, chronic disease continues to affect more and more Americans, currently plaguing more than 60% of our population, and healthcare costs are skyrocketing. Physical inactivity is one of the leading causes of chronic disease — It is time we, as a nation, invest in prevention, not just treatment. This bipartisan bill is currently supported by 87 members of Congress (47R-40D) and the White House Executive Order has directed the Treasury Department to explore expansion of HSA coverage to include prevention. Passing PHIT would be a huge step in the right direction to improve the health of America.
To learn more about the PHIT Act and gain access to educational resources, such as informational materials from SFIA’s annual lobby day to promote PHIT, as well as charts, graphs, statistics and up-to-date information on congressional support and action, please visit: