Sending Office: Veasey, Marc A.
Sent By:
Nicole.Varner@mail.house.gov

Dear Colleague:

Today in America, nearly two-thirds of adults and one in three children are overweight or obese.  Not only do these statistics affect the health and well-being of each individual, but they are a burden on our country as a whole.  The high obesity rate has
contributed to the pervasiveness of diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic diseases that drain resources from our healthcare system.  Increases in food intake, lack of physical activity, and environments that make nutritious choices more difficult have
all played a role in this obesity epidemic.

We must pledge to reverse course, and help increase the quality and years of healthy life for millions of Americans.  This is why I introduced H. Res. 302 to designate May as “Health and Fitness Month.”  By dedicating the month of May to health and fitness,
we can show that there are steps everyone can take to lead healthier lives.

I invite you to come out to the event to learn about ways to promote healthy living in your district. In addition, throughout this month, I will be participating in other events, both in Washington and back in the 33rd Congressional District of Texas, that
showcase how we all can live healthier lifestyles. Healthy lifestyle events can include activities like:

  • A community walk
  • Nutritious cooking lessons for children and their families
  • Educational events on proper nutritional intake
  • Fitness days with elementary school children

In 2010, the Surgeon General proclaimed, “Good nutrition, regular physical activity, and stress management significantly contribute to achieving optimal health. By practicing these healthy lifestyle behaviors, excess weight is prevented, weight loss is sustained,
and strength and endurance are achieved. This is the reward we need to communicate to the American public.

Please join me on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in the Rayburn Foyer to learn more about healthy living and to celebrate Health and Fitness Month.  Let’s promote a healthy lifestyle for all Americans so we can live a longer and more prosperous
life.  For more information or to sign-on, please contact Nicole Varner in my office at 5-9897 (Nicole.Varner@mail.house.gov).

 

Sincerely,

Marc Veasey

Member of Congress

 

 

Congressman Marc Veasey

Invites Members of Congress, Congressional Staff and the

General Public to the

2018 Congressional Health and Fitness Expo

 

Enjoy Live Interactive Fitness Demonstrations, Tips on Healthy Living and Much More!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

12 pm – 1:30 pm

Rayburn Foyer

 

Participants include:

 BOKS – Reebok, Kellogg’s

National Council of Youth Sports, National Kidney Fund

Bumble Bee, NIAAA

Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, USA Cheer

 Disabled Sports USA, Action for Healthy Kids,

USA Field Hockey

 

For More Information or to RSVP, Contact Nicole.Varner@mail.house.gov or (202) 225-9897

 

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