Move Smart! Make Time for Family Health and Fitness Day

Family walking for health and fitness
Saturday, Sept. 24 is the 2011 Family Health and Fitness Day. Now in its 15th year, this event encourages families to make time for regular physical activity and promotes healthy lifestyles.

Local organizations throughout the U.S. will be sponsoring this event, which was created by the Heath Information Resource Center, a national consumer health information clearing house.

Family-oriented events will be held at local community locations like YMCAs, shopping malls, schools, local parks and churches. Most programs will involve family activities like exercise demonstrations and walking activities along with educational programs such as health fairs, health screenings, workshops and/or open houses.

To find out what events are available in your area, check your local newspaper or TV station. Or you can request a list of activities in your area by emailing Family Health and Fitness Day at

If you don’t attend an organized event, you can still celebrate by taking a family walk or bike ride, talking about the importance of going outside to play and preparing a healthy meal together. Commit to making physical activity a regular part of everyone’s day.

DiscussionOne Comment

  • Tony Sep 26, 2011 

    Good info. Walking is one of the easiest exercise to do with others. It is excellent way to bond with family and friends.