National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Fitness Month
FLVS Physical Education students may be who you think will be playing hard this month, but this is a call to action for all students, friends, and families.

As you’ll quickly see, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is not just for PE students, it’s for everyone!

Read on…

But don’t expect to be here too long because soon it will be time to get going and leave your screen behind.

“National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is the ideal time for every American to take steps to improve our health by engaging in a healthier and more active lifestyle. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, it is vital that both adults and children participate in daily physical activity. The longer days and warmer weather we enjoy beginning in May remind us to get out, get active, and continue to make significant strides toward improving the health and well-being of our nation.” – Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Joining in is easy!

You can choose how you would like to get moving and help others learn the value of being physically active.

Here are a few ways to get started:

  • Take a walk with a parent or grandparent.
  • Dig in a garden with a young sibling or relative.
  • Go for a bike ride with a friend.
  • Start a weekly neighborhood Frisbee game.
  • Be a community leader who speaks to peer groups about being active.
  • Support local physical activity programs for kids.
  • Encourage others to try a new game, sport, or activity. Even better, don’t just encourage them, join them!

The greatest thing about physical activity is that everyone can get in on the action. Just find the activities that fit your interests and lifestyle. All of us can have fun playing more this month.

So quit reading this, get moving, and have lots of fun!

Post by Russell Driesen, Curriculum Specialist

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