ACE Urges Cross-Sector, Collaborative Action as Recommended by Latest State of Obesity Report

Posted: Sep 14, 2018 in ACE Press Releases

San Diego, September 14, 2018 - The American Council on Exercise (ACE) issued the following statement today upon release of the latest State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report. The annual report by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that 18.5 percent of American children and 30.5 percent of U.S. adults had obesity in 2015-16, the highest rates ever documented by the National Health and Nutrition Exam Survey:

“This report is a national call to arms," said Cedric X. Bryant, PhD, FACSM, President and Chief Science Officer for ACE. “ACE is committed to continued, even more vigorous cross-sector collaboration to reverse these disturbing trends through concerted action to get more people moving and discover healthier lifestyles. We agree with the report’s driving recommendation that communities, government entities, and the private sector must work collectively on policies, practices and programs that drive meaningful outcomes. Over time, these efforts will get people of all ages and demographics moving, ultimately saving and enhancing lives while reducing healthcare costs.”

To learn more about the 2018 State of Obesity Report, visit Trust for America's Health.

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The American Council on Exercise is a nonprofit organization with global reach that works to improve physical-activity levels by certifying exercise professionals and health coaches, publishing original research, convening experts on physical activity and health, working directly with community groups, and advocating for policies to get people from all walks of life moving. The 80,000 exercise professionals and health coaches certified by ACE are among the most respected in the world of fitness, helping people embrace physical activity and adopt healthier lifestyles. For more information, call 800-825-3636 or visit AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE, ACE and ACE logos are Registered Trademarks of the American Council on Exercise.

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