House Bill Introduced for HHS to Prescribe ‘Physical Activity Guidelines’ for All Americans
A new House bill would task the Department of Health and Human Services with creating exercise guidelines for all Americans. Under the bipartisan bill, introduced by Representatives Ron Kind (D., Wis.) and Aaron Schock (R., Ill.), HHS would publish a “Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans” report every ten years that would recommend certain levels of exercise for different groups of Americans, with a special emphasis on children, based on “current scientific and medical knowledge.”
“Public health and physical fitness are pressing concerns for our country, and in order to get the best results it’s important to instill healthy habits and routines early in life,” Kind said.
Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa proposed a companion bill in the Senate, according to the Hill.