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may National Physical Fitness and Sports MonthPresident’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

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#MoveInMay to Celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Since 1983, each President has proclaimed May as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month to promote the importance of physical activity, physical fitness, and sports participation. Like his predecessors, President Biden issued a Presidential proclamation celebrating this annual event, observing that “Fitness and sports are not only good for our physical health, they also improve the quality of our lives overall.”  During National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, we all can shine a spotlight on the importance of being physically active in maintaining our nation’s health and wellness.

There are many ways to be physically active. All kinds of active pastimes can help improve our physical and mental well-being, making physical activity one of the best ways to stay or get healthy.

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Some benefits can be achieved immediately – like improved blood pressure and reduced anxiety – while other benefits are the result of making physical activity a regular part of your routine.

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month provides the perfect opportunity to help your community get active. Here are a variety of ways the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) encourages you to spread the word:

  • Use the sample social media messages and graphic below and include the hashtag for the month: #MoveInMay.
  • Share ODPHP’s physical activity resources.
  • Check back here regularly during May where we’ll have new blog posts throughout the month with useful information you can use to promote being active for your family, friends, and community members.
  • Follow us on Twitter – @HealthGov – and share with us how you and your family #MoveInMay!
  • Sign up for email updates to receive notification when new physical activity information and resources are released.

However you choose to celebrate being active during National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, we hope that first and foremost you have fun! An active you is a happier, healthier you – so go #MoveInMay and beyond!



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