Sports on television viewership down in young people

Our partners at PHITAmerica.org are trying to get America active. So why be concerned that fewer young people are watching sports on TV? A decline in viewership corresponds with a decline in overall interest in sports. Read the article to see why we should be alarmed.

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Walk more, weigh less

The Stanford University study sent to us by our partners at PHIT America.org should come as no surprise. By using smartphone data, the study was able to track people’s walking habits in 100 countries, (the US was ranked 42nd in most-walked) and drew some interesting conclusions. We know the weather can be extreme this time of year, but if you do more walking you’ll lose weight and live longer. And you’ll enjoy it.

Activity level of 19 year-olds akin to the average 60 year-old

That sad statistic is brought to us by our partners at PHIT America.org via a study done by the Washington Post. Isn’t 19 when we should be at our physical peak, running around having fun? According to PHIT this is a result of a combination of reduced recess time in schools, (creating sedentary habits) and increased screen time because of technology. Put down those phones and video games and get outdoors today!

PHIT trying to defuse ‘ticking time bomb’

Our partners at PHIT America.org are concerned about the inactivity pandemic gripping America and it’s potential consequences it will have, especially on children and low income families. Help PHIT pass the PHIT act in Congress and support a healthier America!

Core sports on the decline

More Americans are choosing “casual” sports over “core”, which may not only be bad for participants, but for the industry itself according to an article by our partner, PHIT America.org. One issue, which we’ve written about here for years, is the “over-seriousification” we see in youth sports. There are other issues the article addresses as well.

Are we less PHIT than Canada?

Why does the Canadian government invest in physical activity for their citizens, but the United States doesn’t seem to see the payoff? That’s what our partners at PHIT America would like to know. Help pass the PHIT Act and let’s catch up to our neighbors to the north!

Exercise and save $2500 each year

That’s what a study published by The New York Times reveals, brought to us by our partners at PHITAmerica.org. Help them pass the PHIT Act in congress and your workouts will save you even more.