To encourage individuals and families to focus on illness prevention, not just treatment, legislators introduced The Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act. The PHIT Act, first introduced in March 2015, seeks to allow medical account tax deductions to be applied to associated costs of staying active, such as sports league fees, gym memberships, and fitness equipment.
To learn more about the value of play in communities, click here and discover Play On! The program was designed to help programmers and educators use the playground to meet national standards for physical education, and was developed in partnership with curriculum experts at SHAPE America. Play On! contains the most comprehensive array of playground activities to promote physical activity.