This month we are joining in celebrating and advocating for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, something we believe should be celebrated all year long. The Foundation was founded in 1974 by Billie Jean King to advance the lives of women and girls through sports. Through our research we know that when girls participate in sports they are not only living healthier but they are learning important life lessons.
Regular physical activity is good for everyone. No matter your age, gender, race or religious beliefs, being active and staying fit is essential. Whether you like being outside, running on a treadmill, prefer a more social work out or like to focus on your own, there’s something out there for you. Research shows that one in three girls is sedentary, while the other gets no more than thirty minutes of physical activity per week.
In working towards ensuring all girls and women have access to sport, the Foundation offers numerous grants, scholarships and programs. Through these initiatives WSF is committed to helping all girls and women get active and reap the unlimited benefits sports have to offer.
So get out there this month and set a new goal, invite a friend for a walk, take your furry friend out to the park, hit a new personal record (aka PR), organize a family activity or practice a new sport with your child, and let’s get our bodies moving.