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THE COST OF INACTIVITY IN THE USA THIS YEAR KEEPS RISING
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IMPACT OF THE INACTIVITY PANDEMIC Benefits of physical activity Benefits of physical education
67%
of Children Are Not Active To Healthy Levels
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28%
of Americans are sedentary and that # is growing
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48%
of All High School Students have NO Physical Education
  • "Physical Activity is Miracle-Gro for the brain"

    John Ratey, MD, Harvard Medical School

  • "They perform better on academic tests following single bouts of exercise"

    Charles Hillman, Ph.D., University of Illinois

  • "They more vigorous the physical activity, the greater the cognitive benefits"

    Dr. Darla Castelli, University of Texas

 

 

 

The Issue

  • Our country is suffering from an INACTIVITY PANDEMIC
  • Inactivity is the 4th leading cause of death, ahead of being obese & overweight
  • 28% of Americans are totally sedentary…this % is growing each year
  • 2 of 3 children are not active to healthy standards
  • 80% of children are at risk for disease due to physical inactivity
  • Physical activity has been stripped from the school day
  • There is compelling research an active student performs better in school
  • This is the first generation which may not live as long as their parents
  • The Lancet, a leading medical journal on global health, has called physical inactivity "a pandemic with far-reaching health, economic, environmental and social consequences".


The Issue

Our Solutions

  • Supply PHIT America GO! Grants to school-based physical education and other activity programs to create more PHIT Kids - Healthier and Smarter
  • Have a year round education initiative using TV exposure, social media and public relations
  • Pass common sense 'Pro-Activity' legislation which will get America active and reduce healthcare costs
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Our Vision

PHIT America is implementing ‘pro-activity’ programs to reverse the Inactivity Pandemic by getting millions of Americans, especially our children, to be more active, fit and healthy for life.

 Physical activity, exercise & sport is the pathway to building healthier & Stronger Bodies & Minds!

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Where Donations Go

 

Funds donated by individuals and Foundations are used to expand our GO! Grants programs for school-based programs. With every $50 donated, we can get one more child off the couch and active.

 

Donations from Corporate and Alliance Sponsors will support the PHIT America GO! Grants for school-based programs, expand our education programs, and support our day to day operations.

For more information on how donations from Americans will be used, click on the menu option, go to "How Your Donations Are Used" page here.

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Statistics and Charts

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"Sitting Is The New Smoking"

5.3 Million People Die From Physical Inactivity In America Versus 5.0 Million Who Die from Smoking

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Inactivity Pandemic Report 2016 - Frequent Participants Down Dramatically

 

 

 

 


 

Inactivity Kills More Than Obesity - BBC News

 

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