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Celebrate Family Health & Fitness Day

Celebrate Family Health & Fitness Day

Today is the 12th annual Family Health & Fitness Day USA–a national health and fitness event for families that is always held on the last Saturday in September. The day’s purpose is to promote family involvement in physical activity, one of the goals of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health.

Local organizations throughout the country will host family-related health and fitness events at schools, park districts, hospitals, YMCAs/YWCAs, malls, health clubs and other community locations. Local family health and fitness activities will vary widely based on the organization hosting the event and the interests of local families. Activities will be non-competitive and may include walking events, low-impact exercises, health screenings, open houses, games and health information workshops.

Even if you don’t participate in an organized event for the day, it’s a great time to remember the importance of family fitness. Here are five ways you can celebrate Family Health and Fitness Day at your own leisure:

1. Understand the importance of going outside to play: No Child Left Inside.

2. Read these tips for Clean and Green Exercise.

3. Learn about the benefits of yoga with Green Girl.

4. Find out Annie’s favorite exercise for a rainy day.

5. Read why walking is better for you than you think.

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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5:08AM PDT on Mar 10, 2013

It's good to enjoy a day out with our family

6:31AM PST on Dec 31, 2012

Thank you Melissa, for Sharing this!

2:14AM PST on Dec 31, 2012

thanks

7:02AM PDT on Sep 23, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

7:10PM PDT on Sep 21, 2012

Thanks Melissa.

2:01PM PDT on Apr 25, 2012

thank you

6:00AM PDT on Apr 25, 2012

thanks

3:11AM PST on Feb 21, 2012

Thanks for this great article.

12:59AM PDT on Oct 31, 2011

thank you for this article :)

10:29PM PST on Nov 13, 2010

Thanks for the article.

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