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Department of Health and Human Services

Tapping Obesity Energy Reserve (TOER) Initiative

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Tapping Obesity Energy Reserve (TOER) is one initiative that contributes to solutions for two national issues--(1) the need for alternative energy solutions and (2) solutions to reduce obesity (like Let's Move). The genesis of the idea is to fund (with money otherwise spent on health care costs related to obesity) research, development, and incentivize production of home pedal power technology--like the bicycle powered... more »

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Department of Energy

Tapping Obesity Energy Reserve (TOER) Initiative

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Tapping Obesity Energy Reserve (TOER) is one initiative that contributes to solutions for two national issues--(1) the need for alternative energy solutions and (2) solutions to reduce obesity (like Let's Move). The genesis of the idea is to fund (with money otherwise spent on health care costs related to obesity) research, development, and incentivize production of home pedal power technology--like the bicycle powered... more »

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Legislative Branch

Medical Care

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It is a well-known fact that medical expenses are skyrocketing, with no end in sight. It is also well-known that most of these expenses are related to preventable diseases that arise due to a lack of physical activity and poor diet. This may be due to a lack of individual responsibility, or a lack of knowledge and guidance. However the problem arises, the long-term medical care is exorbitantly expensive while fitness... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Creat a Culture of Health and Fitness

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The VA, as the largest healthcare institution in the U.S. needs to create a culture of health and fitness. Look around VA facilities today, and you will see many overweight and unfit employees. Many of whom are smokers. What kind of message does this send to our patients? How can we expect them to adopt a healthy lifestyle, when it is readily apparent that healthcare employees do not have one?

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