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Celebrate National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

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Overview

Boys Doing SitUpsDid you know that May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month? An annual observance, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a time to highlight the importance of staying active through sports and other fitness activities. Celebrate this observance 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 school and at home.

Take Action

  • With your school health team, brainstorm ways you can celebrate and invite school staff, administrators, parents, students and community members to a meeting to participate in the conversation. Ideas might include a:

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Market your schools’ events and activities and include information on social media and in school newsletters, post flyers around the building, and share during morning announcements. When May arrives, everyone will be ready to hit the ground running (literally!).

Too busy in May to celebrate? Use National Physical Fitness and Sports Month resources to celebrate physical activity and fitness at any time throughout the year!

Encourage students and families to make small changes. Remind them that activity for just 5 or 10 minutes at a time adds up throughout the day!

Partner with a local sporting goods store to see if a percentage of their proceeds can be donated to support physical activity initiatives.

Engaging volunteers to support your activities has a wide range of benefits. Who in your network has skills or interests that complement your needs? Brainstorm ways to engage individuals, organizations or businesses as volunteers to help.