Full Year 2015 - Physical Activity

Ways to Stay Fit During Fall

Physical Activity, Recreation | November 18, 2015

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

Are you thinking about becoming more physically active? Maybe you already exercise consistently but are getting bored with your normal routine. Now that fall has arrived, and temperatures are cooling, outdoor activities may seem more appealing. Whether you are an adventurous person or not, there are several activities you can take advantage of before the winter cold hits.

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What’s your adventure? Active Aging Week Celebrations are Underway!

Physical Activity | September 23, 2015

By: Shellie Pfohl, PCFSN Executive Director

As September winds down and we have spent the month celebrating Healthy Aging Month, along with the first ever Go4Life Month, I want to take a moment to reflect on the idea of living your adventure. Live Your Adventure is this year’s theme for the International Council on Active Aging’s Active Aging Week, being celebrated this year from September 27 to October 3. This theme brings to mind some incredible experiences I had over the summer exploring ways that adults, especially those 50 years and older, can be active on a daily basis.

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Kicking Off Athletes for Active Schools Week

Physical Activity, Physical Education | September 14, 2015

By: Alonzo Mourning, PCFSN Council Member and Athletes for Hope Founder

Today marks the start of Athletes for Active Schools Week. From September 14-18, athletes from across the country will rally together to support more physical activity and physical education (PE) in our nation’s schools. Many of us are shocked to find out the jarring reality of the current PE landscape. Did you know that only six states require PE in every grade? And did you know only three states require schools to provide the nationally recommended minutes per week of PE in elementary school and high school?

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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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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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