Fight Against Sedentary Lifestyles.

Original Language Title: Lucha Contra el Sedentarismo.

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HEALTH health law 27197 fight against sedentary lifestyles. Sanctioned: 07 October 2015 fact promulgated: 12 November of 2015 the Senate and Chamber of deputies of the Argentina nation gathered in Congress, etc. they attest to the force of law: fight against the sedentary lifestyle article 1 - the purpose of this law is to promote health through physical activity, with a holistic view, within the framework of public policies on prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases and all other those that help the overall well-being of the person.
Article 2 ° - for the purposes of this Act means: to) physical activity: any resulting body practices of muscular contraction that increase over the levels of rest energy expenditure, either in labor activities, transportation or in the person's free time, as in physical exercise and sport; (b) physical fitness for health: physiological state of well-being, that allows to perform the tasks of everyday life, exercise or activity recreational with vigor and evolving performance, and without excessive fatigue; (c) insufficient physical activity: physical activity that does not achieve the goals mentioned in the physical fitness for health; (d) sedentary lifestyle: behavior that is passed the time in position sitting, or lying down, in waking hours.
(Article 3 - the health promotion through physical activity within the framework of the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases and all other those that help the overall well-being of the person, has the following objectives: to) develop, enhance and preserve adequate levels of physical activity in order to achieve a healthy fitness; evolutionarily b) discourage sedentary behaviors that constitute a risk to the overall health; (c) to promote the awareness of the importance and the comprehensive benefits of physical activity as a means to enjoy a quality of life; and (d) promote actions that develop physical activity practices oriented to the achievement and preservation of the health of the overall well-being of the person and the national productive capacity.
Article 4 ° - the present law enforcement authority is exercised jointly by the ministries of health, education and Social Development
(Article 5 ° - the enforcement authority has the following functions: to) promote the application of this law in the field of the provinces and of the city of Buenos Aires, in the framework of the Federal Health Council - COFESA-, the Federal Council of education - C.F.E. - and the National Council for social policy coordination; (b) formulate, plan and manage public policy for the promotion of physical activity and decrease sedentary lifestyle and other threats to the overall well-being of the person; (c) develop and support initiatives that increase and make accessible in an equitable manner the environments that encourage physical activity, whereas the multidimensionality of the self, as well as contextual and environmental aspects in which each citizen develops his life; (d)), from lifelong learning, promoting initiatives encouraging physical activity and reduction of sedentary lifestyle in workplace, study, everyday life and leisure time; (e) encourage the adoption of active lifestyles in the population; (f) monitor the levels of physical activity and physical fitness among the population, with emphasis on vulnerable groups such as children, teenagers, seniors and people with disabilities; (g) promote scientific research in the area of physical activity and physical fitness for health; (h) to promote the application of this law in the context of jurisdictional coordination technically assisting jurisdictions; (i) promote the increase in quantity and diversity of areas suitable for physical activity; j) monitor the prevalence and incidence of chronic diseases, conditions and health events that may be influenced by physical activity; k) noted the prevalence of determinants of physical activity behaviors; (l) promote physical activity such as law and content of the quality of life of the population.
Article 6 ° - create the Advisory Commission of physical activity and Integral health, chaired by the Minister of health or who designated and composed of one (1) representative on a pro bono basis by each of the following agencies: Ministry of education, Ministry of Social development, COFESA, CFE, National Council for coordination of social policies, national network of physical activity and human development - RedAF - National Interuniversity Council - CIN - and Council of Rectors of private universities - CROUP - universities with related to physical activity, Council of Rectors of higher institutes of physical education - CRISEF-, Association of faculties of medical sciences of the Republic Argentina - AFACIMERA - and Presidents or who they appoint with a specialty in the subject of scientific organizations that investigate on the subject.
Article 7 °-functions of the Commission counsel. The Advisory Commission on comprehensive health and physical activity will have the following functions: to) analyze the national epidemiological situation, evaluating the levels of physical activity, sedentary lifestyle and physical fitness of the population; b) propose lines of action into national policies; (c) to propose recommendations on physical activity and health for the population in general and particular groups; d) know the needs, interests and expectations of the population in relation to physical activity; (e) propose mechanisms for follow-up, monitoring and evaluation; (f) promote training, research and information between the human resources involved in the area of physical activity.
( article 8° - in the framework of the education on physical activity and Health established for educational establishments, the enforcement authority must promote the following actions: to) promote advice to jurisdictions on physical activity and health, sedentary lifestyle, prevention of non-communicable chronic diseases and those that will help the overall well-being of the person from childhood and adolescence; b) promoting specific actions so that in moments of recreation are considered actions that involve physical activity either is, in favour of health; (c) promote spaces for training of principals and teachers with an emphasis on the fight against sedentary lifestyles; d) promote the Organization of events occur where physical activity with the joint participation of the educational community; (e) encourage the use of school facilities for physical activity outside of school hours; and (f) promote the inclusion of content on physical activity and health before the corresponding authorities in the areas of undergraduate and postgraduate University where applicable.
Article 9 ° - for the purpose of ensuring access and dissemination of the goals of this law to the entire population, the enforcement authority must perform the following actions: to) promote the awareness of physical activity, food and healthy habits from the family and community levels; (b) develop strategies for communication and dissemination involving social, material and cultural aspects of physical activity and health centers of health, gyms, dining rooms, children's, educational, work, and community, government agencies and other Community institution of public and civil society; (c) promote spaces for training of health workers in promoting physical activity and health and their contribution in the primary and secondary prevention of Chronic noncommunicable diseases; (d) encourage the participation of the population in events that should raise awareness about the benefits of physical activity and a healthy diet for the prevention of noncommunicable diseases; (e) assess the national epidemiological situation concerning physical activity through the tools of monitoring and control to be established.
ARTICLE 10. (- For the purpose of incorporating the promotion of physical activity for health in the framework of labour and the national productive capacity, the enforcement authority must promote the following actions: to) promote the incorporation of strategies that avoid prolonged situations of sedentary time; (b) promote the generation of spaces to perform activity physical in the field work; (c) encourage active transportation to and from the place of work generating conditions conducive to do so. d) promote advice to organizations of work on physical activity and health, sedentary lifestyle and prevention of occupational diseases and non-communicable chronic; (e) promote training spaces in different organizations and sectors of the working areas with emphasis on combating the sedentary lifestyle and its effects on the health and productive capacity; (f) to promote specific actions to reduce occupational accidents and illnesses of the work

in favour of the comprehensive health; (g) encourage the Organization of events where physical activity takes place that will allow the achievement of other benefits linked to the work and personal well-being of workers; and (h) stimulate the systemic practice of physical activity as a determinant aspect of collective labour agreements.
ARTICLE 11. -The provisions of the present law must integrate programs which prepare the implementing authority and expenditures that requires their compliance will be dealt with headings which, in effect, the overall budget of the public administration to the Ministry of health, allocate annually to the education and Social development, respectively.
ARTICLE 12. -Invite is to the provinces and to the city autonomous of Buenos Aires to adhere or to adapt its legislation to the present law.
ARTICLE 13. -The Executive branch must regulate this law within ninety (90) days of enacted.
ARTICLE 14. -Communicate to the national executive power.
-REGISTERED UNDER NO. 27197 - AMADO BOUDOU. -JULIAN A. DOMINGUEZ. -John H. Estrada. -Lucas Chedrese.

Date of publication: 17/11/2015