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Wednesday was SFIA National Health Through Fitness Day, and to help celebrate and promote a healthy and active lifestyle for Americans, a group of All-Star sports figures, including former super-middleweight boxing champion Danny Musico, Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker, Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin, and NHL Hall of Famer Pat LaFontaine, went to Capital Hill to voice their support for the PHIT Act, legislation aimed at promoting physical activity for Americans.
According to its website, the PHIT Act will “will encourage improved health through increased physical activity for all Americans by making it more affordable to play sports and engage in physical fitness and recreation activities— through the use of Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Medical Savings Accounts, and other medical reimbursement arrangements.”
“I am so honored and humbled to be selected and be a part of such an incredible group of athletes to speak at our nation’s capital about the importance of keeping our kids active through physical fitness. This is such a important topic for the health of our future generations to come,” Musico, a celebrity trainer who will be featured in April’s Muscle & Fitness, said.
Other athletes included, nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis, Olympic swimming medalist Summer Sanders, and former Los Angeles Dodger first baseman Steve Garvey.
To learn more about the PHIT Bill and PHIT America, go to phitamerica.org.
You can read Musico’s Expert Advice column in April’s issue of Muscle & Fitness.