Do you know that May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month? For those who are not aware, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is an annual observance that promotes staying active through sports and other fitness activities. Regular physical activity is beneficial for people of all ages and body types.
You don’t have to be an athlete to obtain the benefits of physical activity. It doesn’t matter where you are on your fitness journey or how you ended up here. Children and adolescents can improve muscular fitness, bone health, and heart health by participating in physical activities in schools. Adults can lower their risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer by going to the gym or for a run after work. Older adults can lower the risk of falls and improve cognitive function through keeping busy around the house and going for walks outside. To gain the benefits of physical activity, it is important to for kids to receive at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day and 30 minutes per day for adults.
During the month of May, take extra steps to become active. If you live with your family, encourage your family members to go for a run or bike ride with you. Also, it’s a great idea to seek out opportunities to be physically active at school and at home. Fitness promotes healthy lifestyles among every single person and improves quality of life. Both young and old, as well as fit and out-of-shape people can all benefit from being active.
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active. You can make healthier choices starting today. For more information on National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, click here.
Article written by William Graves.