National Family Health and Fitness Day
On September 30 this year, families will celebrate National Family Health & Fitness day at locations throughout the country. Events will take place at community sites including hospitals, health clubs, YMCAs, state & county health departments, park districts, houses of worship, and schools.
Organized as a public/private partnership by the Health Information Resource Center and National Parks and Recreation Association, Family Health & Fitness Day USA was conceived, in part, as a response to the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health. This landmark report made it clear that health benefits can be obtained from moderate physical activity on a regular basis. In addition, the Surgeon General’s Report stated that the majority of Americans, and especially children from 12 to 21, are not exercising nearly enough.