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: Anthony Marc Robles, Council Member
Ever since I was a young boy, my Mom told me that I was made for a special reason. I believe that reason was to wrestle. When I think back to my first days on the mat in the 8th grade, I am reminded of so many obstacles I had to overcome. I was a terrible wrestler. I weighed in at about 90 pounds and didn’t know a thing about the sport. But through hard work and perseverance, I became a champion. I was undefeated (96-0) in my junior and senior years of high school, and even won two Arizona state championships and the national high school wrestling championship. After high school, I went on to wrestle for Arizona State University where I won the 2011 NCAA Division I National Title at 125 pounds.
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.