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Get Moving for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month (1979 hits)

05/01/2012 10:30 AM EDT

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Drew Brees & Dominique Dawes, Co-Chairs of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Ed. Note: This was cross-posted from the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition blog.

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is the perfect time for children and families to get outside and play together! You donít have to do back flips in the Olympics or throw a football 40 yards down the field to be active and break a sweat. Whether you ride your bike to work or school or chase after your dog in the park, physical activity can be fun and it helps you feel good too.

President Barack Obama issued a proclamation declaring May National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. In that proclamation he calls on all Americans to make daily physical activity, sports participation and good nutrition a priority in their lives.

Youíve probably heard that today in America, one-third of all children and two-thirds of all adults are overweight or obese. We know that physical activity can help build lean muscle, reduce fat, and promote strong bone, muscle and joint development so what are you waiting for? Through her Letís Move! initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama has formed a coalition of supporters including community and faith based organizations, schools and childcare centers, local governments, and corporations to help end childhood obesity within a generation.

This time of year in most parts of the country, the weather makes is easy to explore Americaís great outdoors. So the Presidentís Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition is challenging everyone to pick up a new activity or sport, and help guide your loved ones and neighbors to better health!

More: http://www.letsmove.gov/blog/2012/05/01/get-moving-national-physical-fitness-and-sports-month
Posted By: Elynor Moss
Tuesday, May 1st 2012 at 8:30PM
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