Celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

As these April showers turn into May flowers and the weather starts to turn for the better, your opportunities to continue to improve your physical health multiply immensely. With May being National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, the time is now to start making yourself your priority and to help your family and friends as well.

When I think of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, the first thing that comes to my mind is our youth. Much of my experience in this field comes from working as a Certified Athletic Trainer and Strength/Performance Coach for the youth population. My past experiences include working with local high schools and currently at John McEnroe Tennis Academy as an Assistant Performance Coach.

For your reference: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that only 1 out of 3 children are physically active every day. This include less then 5% of adults participating in 30 minutes of physical activity a day. Also, children now a days can spend up to 7+ hours per day in front of some type of screen.

The benefits to youth health run two-fold; one, for your kids and second, for your family. For you as the as the adult, it gives you an immediate connection into the lives of your kids. Taking your kids on a hike, going a bike ride together, or a walk around the block is invaluable time that you won’t be able to get back. We at Body Space Fitness encourage you to Celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month as a family!

How to Partake in National Physical Fitness and Sports Month:

Below are some links to help find out more about youth health and fitness or feel free to ask me when you stop by Body Space Fitness:

Post by: Coach Andy Wegman. Come check out Andys’ class Mondays at 8PM! Sign up here.