September is often thought of as a month of all seriousness – such as back-to-school and work for many families around the USA. However, don’t let it pass you by without a little fun in the sun. It holds that the last Saturday in September is always Family Health and Fitness Day USA, and 2016 marks the 20th annual event!
This year Family Health & Fitness Day USA, recommended by the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity, falls on Saturday, September 24. This event celebrates family involvement in physical activity.
Around the United States, local organizations are hosting health and fitness events at YMCAs, hospitals, park districts, schools, health clubs and other community centers in honor of Family Health and Fitness Day USA. These events are a great opportunity for families to reconnect, get outdoors, and stay active through low-impact exercises, games, workshops, and more.
Find an alternative to TV, video games and smart phones and get moving outdoors! What an opportunity for family bonding time.