Fight Against Sedentary Lifestyles.

Original Language Title: Lucha Contra el Sedentarismo.

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HEALTH

Law 27197

Fight Against Sedentarism. Sanctioned: October 07, 2015 Enacted in Fact: November 12, 2015

The Senate and Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Nation, meeting in Congress, etc., are sanctioned by law:

FIGHT AGAINST SEDENTARISM

Article 1-The purpose of this law is to promote health through physical activity, with a holistic view, in the framework of public policies on the prevention and control of chronic non-communicable diseases and all other diseases. to help the total welfare of the person.

ARTICLE 2 °-For the purposes of this law it is understood by: (a) Physical activity: any bodily practice resulting from muscle contraction that increases the expenditure of energy above the rest levels, whether in work, transport or in the free time of the person, as in the exercise physical and sport; (b) Physical fitness for health: physiological state of well-being, which enables the tasks of daily life, exercise or recreational activity to be performed with effect and optimal evolutionary performance, and without excessive fatigue; c) Insufficient physical activity: level of physical activity that does not allow the achievement of the goals mentioned in the aptitude (d) Sedentarism: conduct by which time is spent in a sedative position, or lying down, in waking hours.

ARTICLE 3-The promotion of health through physical activity in the framework of the prevention and control of chronic non-communicable diseases and of all others that help the total well-being of the person has the following objectives: (a) Develop, increase and preserve adequate levels of physical activity in order to develop a healthy physical fitness; b) discourage sedentary behaviors that pose a risk to comprehensive health; c) Promote knowledge about the importance and the integral benefits of physical activity, as a means to enjoy an optimal quality of life; and d) to promote actions that develop physical activity practices aimed at the achievement and preservation of the health, the total well-being of the person and the national productive capacity.

ARTICLE 4 °-The authority of application of this law is exercised jointly by the

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Ministries of Health, Education and Social Development.

ARTICLE 5-The implementing authority has the following functions: a) Promote the application of this law in the field of the provinces and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, within the framework of the Federal Health Council (COFESA), of the Federal Council of Education -C.F.E.-and of the National Council for the Coordination of Social policies; b) Formulating, planning and managing public policies for the promotion of physical activity and the reduction of sedentarism and other threats to the total well-being of the person; c) Developing and supporting initiatives that increase and make the environments that favour physical activity accessible in an equitable manner, considering the multidimensionality of the being, as well as the contextual and environmental aspects in which each citizen develops his/her life; d) Promote, from the permanent education, the initiatives of encouragement to the physical activity and decrease of the sedentary places of work, study, daily life and free time; e) Incentives for the adoption of active lifestyles throughout the population; f) Monitoring the levels of physical activity and physical fitness in the population, with emphasis on vulnerable groups as children, adolescents, older people and people with disabilities; g) Promote the scientific research in the field of physical activity and physical fitness for health; (h) Promote the application of this law in the framework of judicial coordination by providing technical assistance to jurisdictions; increase in quantity and diversity of spaces suitable for physical activity; j) Monitor the prevalence and incidence of chronic diseases, conditions and health events that may be influenced by physical activity; predominance of determinants of physical activity behaviors; l) Promote physical activity as the right and content of the quality of life of the entire population.

Article 6-Create the Advisory Commission on Physical Activity and Integral Health, chaired by the Minister of Health or who is appointed and composed of one (1) representative with an ad honorem character for each of the following bodies: Ministry of Health Education, Ministry of Social Development, COFESA, CFE, National Council for the Coordination of Social Policies, National Network of Physical Activity and Human Development (RedAF), National Inter-University Council (FIVE) and Council of University Rectors Private-CRUP- of universities with careers related to physical activity, Council of Rectors of Higher Institutes of Physical Education -CRISEF-Association of Medical Sciences Faculties of the Argentine Republic -AFACIMERA- and presidents or those who appoint with specialty in the topic of scientific entities to investigate on the subject.

ARTICLE 7-Functions of the Advisory Committee. The Advisory Commission on Physical Activity and Integral Health will have the following functions: (a) Analyze the national epidemiological situation, assessing the levels of physical activity, sedentarism and physical fitness of the population; b) Proposing lines of action in national policies; c) Proposing recommendations on physical activity and health for the general population and particular groups; d) Meeting the needs, interests and expectations of the population in relation to physical activity; and) Propose monitoring, monitoring and evaluation mechanisms; f) Promoting training continuing, research and information among the human resources involved in the area of physical activity.

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ARTICLE 8 °-In the framework of education on physical activity and comprehensive health established for educational establishments, the implementing authority should promote the following actions: a) Promote advice to jurisdictions on physical activity and comprehensive health, sedentarism, prevention of chronic non-communicable diseases and those that help the total well-being of the person, from childhood and adolescence; Promote specific actions to ensure that in the moments of recreation, actions that involve physical activity are considered, in favor of health; c) Promoting training spaces for managers and teachers with an emphasis on the fight against sedentarism; d) Promote the organization of events where physical activity takes place with joint participation of the entire educational community; e) Stimulating the use of school facilities for physical activity outside school hours; and f) Promoting content inclusion with the authorities concerned on physical activity and health in the areas of undergraduate degree and graduate level where relevant.

ARTICLE 9-For the purpose of ensuring the access and dissemination of the objectives of this law to the entire population, the implementing authority should carry out the following actions: a) Promote awareness of physical activity, food and healthy habits from the family and community areas; b) Develop communication and dissemination strategies that understand social, material and cultural aspects physical activity and health in health centres, gymnasiums, children's canteens, education, work and community facilities, public bodies and in any other Community institution of public and civil society access; c) Boosting spaces training of health personnel in the promotion of physical activity and health and their contribution to primary and secondary prevention of chronic non-communicable diseases; d) Encourage the participation of the population in events in which the benefits of physical activity and healthy food for the population should be made public. prevention of chronic non-communicable diseases; and) Evaluate the national epidemiological situation related to physical activity through the monitoring and control tools that are established.

ARTICLE 10. -For the purposes of incorporating the promotion of physical activity for health in the framework of work and national productive capacity, the implementing authority should promote the following actions: (a) Encourage the incorporation of strategies that avoid prolonged sedentary time situations; (b) Promote the generation of spaces for physical activity in the workplace; (c) stimulate active transport to and from the workplace (d) Promote the provision of advice to organisations working on physical activity and comprehensive health, sedentarism and prevention of occupational diseases and non-communicable diseases; e) Promote training spaces in the different organizations and structures of the work areas with an emphasis on the fight against sedentarism and its effects on health and productive capacity; f) Promoting specific actions to reduce occupational accidents and occupational diseases

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(g) Encourage the organisation of events where physical activity is carried out to enable the achievement of other benefits linked to workers 'and workers' welfare; and (h) to stimulate the systemic practice of physical activity as a determining factor within the collective labour agreements.

ARTICLE 11. -The provisions of this law must include programmes which, for the purpose of drawing up the implementing authority, and the expenditure resulting from them, shall be taken into account with the items which the general budget of the Commission is intended to cover in the annual budget. public administration for the Ministry of Health, Education and Social Development, respectively.

ARTICLE 12. -Invite the provinces and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires to adhere or adapt their legislation to this law.

ARTICLE 13. -The Executive Branch must regulate this law within the ninety (90) days of its enactment.

ARTICLE 14. -Contact the national executive branch.

GIVEN IN THE SESSION HALL OF THE ARGENTINE CONGRESS, IN BUENOS AIRES, AT THE SEVEN DAYS OF OCTOBER OF THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN.

-REGISTERED UNDER NO 27197-

BELOVED BOUDOU. -JULIAN A. DOMINGUEZ. -Juan H. Estrada. -Lucas Chedrese.

Date of publication: 17/11/2015

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