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Thousands of adults and children are expected to participate in the 20th annual Family Health & Fitness Day USA (FHFD) held on Saturday, September 24, 2016.
Families will participate 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 Centersm, 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.
This year’s programs will include exercise demonstrations, health fairs, family walks and more. Most programs involve family activities as well as education and information about health and fitness topics.
“We are now entering our 20th year as a national family health and fitness event,” says Pat Henze, FHFD director. “Our goals for Family Health & Fitness Day are to emphasize the importance and fun of regular physical activity and to encourage families of all ages to take advantage of the many health and fitness programs offered in their communities.”
For more information about the 2016 Family Health & Fitness Day, please contact Patricia Henze at 1-800-828-8225, weekdays 8-6 Central time. The FHFD 24-hour fax: 847-816-8662. E-mail: info(at)fitnessday(dot)com. Or visit the Family Health & Fitness Day website: fitnessday.com/family.