May is National Physical Fitness And Sports Month
Get Moving and Take Action
The President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition is excited to encourage everyone to #MoveInMay, but remember to continue to practice social distancing while you’re being active.
Get Everyone Moving!
Getting active during quarantined times can be pretty tough!
With schools and daycares across the state closed for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19, thousands of kids, parents, and everyone in general, are suddenly home and looking for something to do.
Sedentary behaviour and low levels of physical activity can have negative effects on the health, well-being and quality of life of individuals. Self-quarantine can also cause additional stress and challenge the mental health of citizens. Physical activity and relaxation techniques can be valuable tools to help you remain calm and continue to protect your health during this time.
This is why this year’s national physical fitness and sports month is more important than ever!
Here are some quarantined ways of getting your body moving!
Take a Walk
Try an Online Fitness Class
Have a Family Dance Party
Have a Scavenger Hunt
There are countless ways to get moving, and
many of them can be done while you stay at home.
Celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month by promoting the importance of 60 minutes per day of physical activity for kids (and 30 minutes per day for adults) and providing opportunities to be physically active at home.
The time we devote to keep our bodies moving will reward us tenfold in happiness with the extra energy, productivity and good health we’ll enjoy for the rest of our lives.