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National Bike to School Day: Roadmap to Riding

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Physical Activity | May 9, 2017

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

Tomorrow is National Bike to School Day, a great way to stay active during National Physical Fitness & Sports Month and a fun opportunity to show us how you #MoveInMay! Organized by the National Center for Safe Routes to School, tens of thousands of students, families, school and community leaders will be pedaling to celebrate the many health, social, and environmental benefits of biking to school.

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This May, Empower Kids to Be Physically Active

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Physical Education | May 1, 2017

By: Fran Cleland, SHAPE America President

An annual event, National Physical Education & Sport Week, is held May 1-7, to raise awareness for effective health and physical education. Led by SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators, this week is dedicated to empowering all children to lead healthy and active lives through effective health and physical education programs — a commitment known as 50 Million Strong by 2029.

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#MoveInMay for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month!

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Physical Activity | April 28, 2017

By: Shannon Feaster, Deputy Executive Director, President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Each year, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition encourages all Americans to #MoveInMay. Why? Because it’s National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and what better time to focus on being active and becoming a healthier you!

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CDC Draws Attention to Youth Concussion Risks, Offers Training and Resources

Physical Activity | April 11, 2017

By: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Injury Center

As an A-student and star soccer player, Sarah was used to hard work. However, after she sustained a concussion while playing a varsity soccer game during her freshman year in high school, she found herself challenged in ways she had never expected.

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Shining a Spotlight on Mental Health This World Health Day

Nutrition, Physical Activity | April 7, 2017

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

In honor of World Health day the Council is joining a conversation about mental health and depression. The World Health Organization (WHO) established World Health Day as the annual celebration of its founding in 1948. This year, WHO puts the full weight of this global platform behind efforts to diagnose, treat, and prevent one of the world’s most consequential maladies: depression.

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