People Places Events In History Terms Organizations
Home Invites Members Groups Events Careers Videos News Photos Blogs Polls Forums Chat
Home > News > Post Content

Get Moving for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month (1803 hits)

05/01/2012 10:30 AM EDT

Posted by:
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 don’t 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.

You’ve 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 Let’s 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 America’s great outdoors. So the President’s 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
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Celebrate HBCUs at the AT&T Nation's Football Classic Sept. 18 in Washington DC - Tickets on Sale Now
GO.
Your Career with Microsoft: Join the Best of the Best
Give before you take
'Must be roasting' Charles jokes with costumed giant lobster and starfish at seaside trip
How to Meditate, According to Russell Simmons
Scholarships as incentive for anti-litter effort
Black-Owned Travel Agency Offering $1,000 in Savings For Travel to South Africa
Forward This Article Entry!
News Home
Employer Showcase
>> more | add
Latest Jobs
Consultant - US with Infosys in Redmond, WA.
Technology Lead - US with Infosys in Sunnyvale, CA.
Lead Consultant - US with Infosys in Columbus, IN.
Technology Architect - US with Infosys in Sunnyvale, CA.
Technology Analyst - US with Infosys in Sunnyvale, CA.
>> more | add
Latest Member Activity
gregory boulware just commented on a blog entitled '~ “a portentous epoch of sagacious redolence and epiphany” ~'. 10:28AM
gregory boulware just commented on a blog entitled '~ ¡°a portentous epoch of sagacious redolence and epiphany¡± ~'. 09:01PM
wallace owens just posted a blog entitled 'failing faith for our justice system'. 06:27PM
gregory boulware just posted a blog entitled '~ ‘a welcoming yet challenging question’: “how do black and cops of color feel?” ~'. 05:26PM
gregory boulware just joined a new club (poets and authors). 09:26PM
gregory boulware just commented on a blog entitled '“to share and share alike”'. 09:23PM
gregory boulware just posted a blog entitled '~”i am black”~'. 03:51PM
petr druker just posted a blog entitled 'what to expect from certified translation services '. 05:59AM
petr druker just became a new member. 04:36AM
gregory boulware just commented on a blog entitled 'police brutality watch: 682 people killed by police so far this year'. 09:18PM
gregory boulware just commented on a blog entitled '~“it came across my desk”~'. 09:06PM
emily johnson just joined a new club (black iz beautiful...). 06:05AM
>> more | invite friends