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National Fitness Day

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About National Fitness Day

When is National Fitness Day? This day is always held on the first Saturday in May

Do you want to live a longer, healthier life? Then, physical fitness should be one of your top priorities. National Fitness Day in the United States is today. It encourages us to get off the couch, turn off the television, and work out. According to the creator, the goal of this day is to “celebrate strength and empowerment through fitness”. Today you are encouraged to “get your sweat on”. Use today, to establish a regular routine of exercise, and to maintain a regular exercise schedule all your life.

So, you think it’s hard to begin a lifetime of regular workouts and physical exercise. You also might feel that it is hard to fit exercise into your already busy schedule. Absolutely no one will disagree with you. Getting started is the hardest part. Start out slow. Getting started can be painful. In the beginning, your body may immediately disagree with your “no pain, no gain” exercise plan. In the early days of your new workout routine, just remind yourself that you are adding many years to your life. Then, in a little while some amazing things happen. The aches and pains subside, eventually going away entirely. All of a sudden, you feel better, much better. You are stronger, you have more energy, your endurance goes up, and you can do physical things you haven’t been able to do in years.

So, on National Fitness Day, we energetically encourage you to begin your new workout and exercise routines…. for life!

How to Participate in National Fitness Day

Here are some ideas on how to participate in National Fitness Day:

  • Ride a bike. How far can you go?
  • If the weather is nice, go out for a walk in the park.
  • If the weather is inclement, dust off the treadmill, and put on some miles.
  • Hit the gym and lift some weights.
  • Go for a swim.
  • Stay off the couch.

Note: There are two “National Fitness” days. There is one in the U.S. in May. The other is in the United Kingdom and is celebrated in September. It is great to have a day in these two countries, to promote physical health and well-being. However, this is an issue for all human beings all over the planet. We might suggest that the creators of these two important holiday events, get together to expand this to an international holiday held annually on a single date. Short of that, we encourage people all over the world to celebrate both of these days by doing things to get healthy and stay healthy. 

Today's Quote

“To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.” – – Gene Tunney

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History and Origin of National Fitness Day

This holiday was established in 2017. It was created by Kim Bielak of the National Fitness Company in New York, NY.

This day is called a “National” day. We did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations making this a true “National” day. 

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