May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Motorsports Safety Group is supporting the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. During the month of May, we challenge all adults to get 30 minutes of physical activity every day.

“Regular physical activity is good for everyone’s health, and people of all ages and body types can be physically active,” said Dr. Jason Cormier, founder of Motorsports Safety Group. “National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active.”

Here are just a few benefits of physical activity:

Children and adolescents – Physical activity can improve muscular fitness, bone health, and heart health.

Adults – Physical activity can lower the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer.

Older adults – Physical activity can lower the risk of falls and improve cognitive functioning (like learning and judgment skills).

Communities, health professionals and families can work together to create opportunities for everyone to get more physical activity.

We can use this month to raise awareness about the benefits of physical activity, and spread the word about fun ways to get moving!

Here are just a few ideas:

Encourage families to make small changes, like taking a walk after dinner or going for a bike ride.

Motivate teachers and administrators to make physical activity a part of every student’s day.

Identify youth leaders in the community who can talk to their peers about the importance of being active.

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults:

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 or using exercise bands – at least 2 days a week.

“Physical activity is for everyone," Dr. Cormier added. “No matter what shape you are in, you can find activities that work for you. Together, we can rise to the challenge and get more active during the month of May!”

Motorsports Safety Group is the collaboration of forward thinking minds geared towards continuing efforts that serve to foster improvements in the safety of racing. The goals of Motorsports Safety Group embody the interests of the group and its partners, ensuring the safety and health of racing teams and their loyal following.

Dr. Cormier crafted this strategic partnership with the ARCA Safety Initiative Program to form a “Motorsports Healthcare Education Plan,” a high profile, interactive activation designed to reach millions of race fans throughout the country. Motorsports Safety Group, with now an international presence, looks forward to a long-term relationship with the ARCA racing family. 

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