It’s National Physical Education and Sport Week, which kicks off National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! Use this time to encourage parents and teachers to help kids explore new physical activities to determine what they like and encourage them to participate in those activities on a regular basis!
CPPW communities are also helping to improve the health of American school children by increasing the amount and quality of physical activity in schools. Since March 19, 2010, more than 330,000 American students in 8 CPPPW communities have increased their physical activity at school to improve their overall physical fitness.
How can you support National Physical Education and Sport Week in your community? Follow some of the activity suggestions below!
• Enhance neighborhood infrastructure in your community to facilitate walking and biking
• Work to improve safety in your community’s parks and on greenways
• Establish walking programs in your community’s schools and work sites
According to the CDC, being physically active helps combat problems that can result from a sedentary lifestyle, such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Make this week the week you start to help your community get active!
Want to know more?
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month: http://www.fitness.gov/npfsm/
National Association for Sport and Physical Education: http://www.aahperd.org/naspe/
National Physical Education and Sport Week: http://www.aahperd.org/naspe/advocacy/events/mayWeek/index.cfm