Active Adults

What is PHIT & Why It Matters to Active Adults

The PHIT Act allows individuals & families to use funds in pre-tax medical accounts to lower cost of sports, fitness and other qualified physical activities & equipment such as:

  • Adult Sports League Fees
  • Gym + Health Club Memberships
  • Personal Trainers + Online Fitness Program
  • Home Fitness Equipment
  • Bike Rentals
  • Adult Recreation Costs (park access, court rentals etc.)
  • Sports & Fitness Equipment
  • Sport-Exclusive Footwear
  • Tournament & Race Registration Fees
  • Fitness Camps
  • Fitness Tracking Devices
  • & Much More

The Facts

Use these statistics to help support PHIT

Financial Relief


  • PHIT helps take some of the financial burden off active adults & parents, by allowing you to save money on expenses for the exclusive purpose of participating in physical activity

Cost Barrier

  • One-quarter of Americans are completely inactive, and the sedentary rate is twice as high in households with income under $60,000. (PAC Report 2021)

  • Median Household Income of HSA Account holder $57,060...below median income level of $59,039 in U.S. (Alegeus 2018) 


  • PHIT would enable individuals to use up to $1,000 per year - up to $2,000 for families - to cover physical activity-related expenses
  • Money will be placed in pre-tax accounts such as HSAs, FSAs & HRAs to help you save
  • Consumers(you) will save 25-37%

Prevention & Mental + Physical Health

PHIT allows Americans to use pre-tax health account dollars to prevent disease, not just treat it.

  • Inactivity can lead to higher health costs and chronic diseases 
  • More than 4 in 10 adults are obese, and more than 1 in 8 has type 2 diabetes. Physical activity is a cost-effective way to prevent and reduce chronic diseases like heart disease, stroke, and type-2 diabetes, which account for approximately 86% of nationwide healthcare costs. - Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

COVID Impact on Mental Health

  • Participation in a sport compared to non-sport participation was associated with:

    * 10% lower anxious/depressed scores

    * 19% lower withdrawn/depressed scores

    * 17% lower social problems scores

    * 17% lower thought problems scores

    * 12% lower attention problem scores  (

Substance Abuse & Suicide

  • Suicide claimed the lives of over 45,900 people in 2020 (NIH) 

  • 140,000 Americans died from alcohol abuse each year (CDC) 

  • 100,306 Americans died from a drug overdose from April 2020 to April 2021 (CDC)

Best treatment is prevention of Mental Health challenges...through self-directed play and structured activities sports

- U.S. Surgeon General

There is a strong rationale that physical activity could be a protective factor against the development of substance use disorders - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Studies show that those who exercise report 43.2% fewer self-reported mental health burdens per month than non-exercisers; something that is so important during the pandemic 

- National Institutes of Health (NIH)

It's time for Congress to pass PHIT and help take some of the financial burden off parents and active adults so they can patriciate in sports and stay active & healthy!

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