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2013 National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

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The Rutherford Polk McDowell District Health Department is teaming up with the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. During the month of May, we challenge you to include 30 minutes of physical activity every day.

Did you know that regular physical activity increases your chances of living longer, healthier life? It also reduces your risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and some types of cancer. Yet in our area a large number of individuals don't get enough physical activity.

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that people:

  • Aim for 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity each week.  Moderate activity includes things like walking fast, dancing, swimming, and raking leaves.
  • Do muscle-strengthening activities like lifting weights and using exercises bands at least 2 days a week.
No matter what shape you are in, together we can rise to the challenge to get more active during the month of May!



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