National Family Health & Fitness Day – Saturday, September 26th, 2020

Posted on September 28, 2020

Family Health & Fitness Day USA is a day that promotes physical activity and health with your loved ones. Our food, activity, and habit choices can be similar among family members in the same household so it’s important to make sure we are doing the right ones to help keep each other healthy. After all, we share the same genes and our families’ health should come first.

Family Health & Fitness Day FAQS

Three frequently asked questions about Family Health & Fitness Day. 

  1. Q: Why is family health important? 

A: Knowing your family history helps you reduce the risk of developing health problems.

  1. Q: Who has stronger genes, the mother or the father? 

A: Paternal genes tend to be more dominant than maternal genes.

  1. Q: What is healthy living? 

A: Healthy living is the practice of health-enhancing behaviors that involves the physical, mental, and spiritual capacity to make healthy choices.

How To Celebrate

Great ways they recommend to get involved with your loved ones.

  • Play a family sport.

Decide with your family what sport everyone wants to play and go out and play! It can be anything from football, baseball, basketball, or soccer and for added fun, invite another family to a friendly match. If those sports are too serious, you can always play a less strict game of tag. As long as you’re moving that’s all that matters.

  • Attend a local event at a health club.

Contact your local YMCAs and health clubs to see if they are hosting any events in honor of Family Health & Fitness Day USA. You can bring your family along and learn more about general physical fitness and how you can improve your health. Afterward, you can discuss with everyone what you’ve learned.

  • Go for a bike ride.
  • Pull your bikes out of the garage, dust off the seats, and go for a bike ride. Find the nearest bike path or go riding around your neighborhood for a fun way to exercise. It’s low-impact, it doesn’t demand a high level of skill, and it’s an effective cardio workout.

Five Facts about Family Health & Fitness Day

They give the “hard truth” on why this day is so important for us all.

  • Required exercise.

Adults need at least two and a half hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity and vigorous aerobic activity two or more days a week.

  • Food is fast.

$110 billion is spent annually on fast food restaurants.

  • Obesity rates.

Obesity rates have increased dramatically in the past two decades.

  • The leading cause of death.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death with 600,000 deaths each year.

  • Blood pressure.

One in three adults have high blood pressure and there usually aren’t any warning signs.

Let’s Do This!

  • Let’s pass down our good habits!

Children watch what others close to them do and when someone in the family demonstrates proper physical health, it’s likely that they will follow. To better help the next generation, we have to first take care of ourselves.

  • Let’s start with simple!

The idea can seem daunting at first to change your normal routine, but by making small changes you can redirect the track you’re on and start a healthier lifestyle. There’s plenty of benefits like having more energy and a longer life expectancy.

  • Let’s stop the epidemic!

Judging from decades of data, we have a lot of unhealthy habits that can lead to serious health risks. Some of these risks can be silent killers, which means that it’s better to be safe than sorry. By becoming health conscious, you can avoid possible health risks.

Have a fun and safe Family Health & Fitness Day!