The Surgeon Generals Report on Physical Activity and Health in 1996 has prompted many studies addressing concerns about physical activity in youth. Patterns of physical activity need to be developed early in life.
There are numerous opportunities for children and adults to participate in physical activity. Contact:
Your childs physical education teacher;
Local Park and Recreation Departments;
Private fitness facilities; and
The Governors Committee on Physical Fitness 860-524-7343
Maintaining an appropriate level of health related fitness allows a person to:
reduce the risk of disease and injury;
participate and enjoy physical activity (sports, recreation, leisure); and
look ones physical best.
Physical fitness should be the result of the balance of activities that are provided in the physical education programs at school and continued by the family and in other community activities outside of school. The four performance objectives can be practiced at home with a minimum of adult supervision. Practicing at home initiates the opportunity for parents and students to exercise and be physically active together, making fitness a family activity.