Why family health and fitness day?
National Family Health and Fitness Day (NFHFD) will be celebrated on September 27, the last Saturday of the month. This is the Eighteenth year that the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC) has promote the national event in order to recognize the importance of family influenced physical activity. NFHFD is inspired by the US Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health which stated that the majority of Americans and especially children between the ages of 12 to 21 are not participating in enough exercise.
The national day of recognition emphasizes that fitness can be fun and that as a family it is an important part of staying healthy and building a healthy lifestyle.
Try some of these fun activities to get your family moving on September 27 and everyday to come:
- Pick a park and go for a walk
- Bike ride around the neighborhood
- Hula hooping contest
- Obstacle Course set around the house
- Dance party
On September 27, and any day of the year, become a role model for your children and encourage your entire family to get moving for at least 30 minutes per day!
Just do it...everyday!
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