By: Drew Brees, Co-Chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and NFL Quarterback
As we approach end of the school year for students across America, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition is raising awareness about the importance of physical activity and good nutrition for all kids before, during and after the school day. We know that ACTIVE KIDS DO BETTER! They perform better academically and tend to make better health choices into adulthood.
By: Billie Jean King, PCFSN Council Member
May is Older Americans Month and, as a champion for active aging, I want to challenge all Americans to commit to a lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. At 70, I understand the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle and I know that exercise truly does matter! What better time than on National Senior Health and Fitness Day (May 28) to promote the idea of active aging?
By: Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director, President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
At 14, I never would have guessed that setting the volleyball, swinging the softball bat, or biking around the park could mean so much. Back then, just playing on a team with my peers was its own reward. Now, though, I can confidently look back and say those youth sports experiences, whether I hit a double or struck out swinging, helped to shape me into the person I’ve become — an athlete and achiever for life.
By: Rear Admiral Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH, Acting Surgeon General
Today is National Walking Day, a perfect time to encourage everyone to get up and get moving. Engaging in physical activity is one of the most important things people of all ages can do to improve their health, and active living is one of the priorities of the National Prevention Strategy, called for by the Affordable Care Act.