National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that children and adolescents participate in at least 1 hour of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity every day. Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also shows that exercise can result in improved cognition and reduce symptoms of depression for youth.
Show your support for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month by encouraging youth to #MoveInMay, whether that is inside or outside!
Get Involved this Month
- Discover strategies to engage your community!
- Find tips on ways to be active and incorporate them into your youth programs.
- Reach out to local parks and recreation departments, Girls on the Run chapters, YMCAs and YWCAs, faith-based organizations, and community centers, which may offer programs or connections to sports-based activities that can be incorporated into your healthy life skills programming.
- Get tips from CDC on how you can integrate physical activity and nutritious foods into your out-of-school adolescent pregnancy preventions programs.