May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month according healthfinder.gov, a site managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
According to the site, “[r]egular physical activity is good for everyone’s health, and people of all ages and body types can be physically active.” That’s great news but probably not new news. National Physical Fitness and Sports Month was identified in order to bring awareness to individuals and families in the U.S. about “…the benefits of getting active.”
Getting active is more difficult for some of us than others. A few ideas offered by healthfinder.gov include:
- Encourage families to make small changes, like taking a walk after dinner or going for a bike ride.
- Motivate teachers and administrators to make physical activity a part of every student’s day.
- Identify youth leaders in the community who can talk to their peers about the importance of being active.
The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) is celebrating the month with great Tweetable content all month and continuing their #WhyGetActive social media movement.