Full Year 2015

Healthy Grilling - Florida Style!

Nutrition | August, 31 2015

By: President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Are you looking for some new summer grilling ideas? Our Council members have some perfect suggestions to liven up your summer grilling menu with healthy options. Over the next few weeks stay tuned as they share some of their favorite nutritious summer recipes. First up we have a recipe from Council Member Dr. Jayne Greenberg.

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Get Active This Summer at Your Local Park or Recreation Center

Physical Activity, Recreation | July, 30 2015

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

Summer is in full swing, so now is the perfect time to get moving outside! Especially since July is recognized annually as National Park and Recreation Month. This July marks 30 years of celebrating the importance of parks and recreation worldwide. Parks and recreation centers provide places to spend time with friends and family, explore nature, and be active. Looking for a place to get moving outside? Click here to find a national park near you.

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A Victory for Inclusion: The 25th Anniversary of the ADA

Disability, Legislation | July, 24 2015

By: Michelle Kwan, Member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

This July 26, individuals and organizations across the country will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Enacted in 1990, the ADA prohibits discrimination based on disability and promotes accessibility to jobs, schools, and public transportation that would have otherwise been restricted for persons with disability. Throughout the past two and a half decades, the ADA has ensured that individuals with physical and intellectual disability were not afforded the same rights and protections as those without.

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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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Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life: Highlights from the First Lady’s Visit to Milan Expo

Let's Move!, Nutrition | June, 23 2015

By: Deb Eschmeyer, Executive Director of Let's Move! and Senior Policy Advisory

Last week, as part of Let’s Move!, the First Lady led the Presidential Delegation to the Milan Expo 2015. With the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” the Expo is promoting a global dialogue about the future of our food system. The First Lady and the Presidential Delegation were proud to share the successes of Let’s Move! and the efforts happening in the United States to support healthier lifestyles while eagerly learning from other countries’ leaders about how they are addressing the issue of childhood obesity and raising healthier families.

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