Full Year 2015

Enjoy the Mental and Emotional Benefits of Being Active During Men’s Health Month

Fitness, Physical Activity | June, 24 2015

By: President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN)

June is Men’s Health Month! In honor of this annual observance, it’s important that men understand that regular physical activity offers so much more than six-pack abs and bulging biceps. Routine activity can enhance both your mind and spirit. According to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, when adults are active 30 minutes a day for at least five days per week it can lead to significant health benefits. It can also increase cognitive functioning, mental clarity, and mental stamina. And various types of activity can increase testosterone production and release endorphins, allowing men to feel vibrant and more mentally focused, which is particularly important as men age.

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Get Moving in May for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month | May, 1 2015

By: President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN)

May 1st marks the start of the annual National Physical Fitness and Sports Month , led by the President’s Council on Fitness Sports and Nutrition. The month highlights the importance of healthy lifestyles, being physically active, and participating in your favorite sports.

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#MoveInMay: How Movement Made Me; Celebrating National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Physical Activity, Sports | April, 28 2015

By: Allyson Felix, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Member and Six-Time U.S. Olympic Track & Field Medalist

I can’t imagine growing up without sports and play. Moving my body – whether it was riding my bike with my brother Wes, shooting hoops, or playing tag at recess – seeded a lifelong love of physical fitness and the confidence to pursue my Olympic dreams.

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How Breakfast Can Impact Our Future

Military, Nutrition, Youth | April, 15 2015

By: Lieutenant General (Retired) Mark Hertling, Member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Most people don’t start a long road trip without putting gas in the car. Yet, millions of parents send their children off every morning without ensuring they have had the equivalent of a full tank. We need to do a better job of fueling our children with a nutritious breakfast.

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Commit to Inclusion at the White House Egg Roll

Disability, Let's Move!, Youth | April, 13 2015

By: Allison Hoit, Senior Information Specialist & Coordinator, Inclusive Fitness Coalition, National Center on Health, Physical Activity & Disability and The Horne Family/The Pittman Family

Last Monday, April 6th, 2015, the First Family hosted the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. More than 35,000 people gathered on the South Lawn to join in the largest annual public event held at the White House. Keeping with tradition, the event featured sports and fitness zones, cooking demonstrations and Easter classics such as the egg roll and egg hunt. In celebration of the fifth year anniversary of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, this year’s Egg Roll theme was “#GimmeFive”, challenging Americans across the country to #GimmeFive things they are doing to eat better, be more active, and lead a healthier life.

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