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May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 00:00

Regular physical activity is good for everyone's health, and people of all ages and body types can be physically active.

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that nearly eighty percent of adults and seventy-five percent of adolescents do not get the daily recommended amount of physical activity. Use these resources to help get students, staff, and parents off to a healthy start for spring.

Just as you might track the number of books read, hours spent reading, or time spent on other academic pursuits, why not challenge students (or families) to track their physical activity, and increase their numbers each week over the course of the month? 

 

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