National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, 2020, 26829-26830 [2020-09738]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 87 / Tuesday, May 5, 2020 / Presidential Documents 26829 Presidential Documents Proclamation 10021 of April 30, 2020 National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, 2020 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, we encourage all Americans to maintain more physically active and healthy lifestyles, which can help improve our overall well-being. We also recognize the important role that sports play in American society and the ways sports help unite us. Through friendly competition, the development of lifelong skills and character traits, and memorable times spent with family and friends, sports help bring communities together, entertain us, and improve our health. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC3 As our Nation continues to practice social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, regular physical activity at home can be an effective way to improve and maintain physical fitness. Even during this difficult time, Americans should strive to engage in the recommended amounts of physical activity—at least 60 minutes a day of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for youth ages 6–17, including aerobic activities and activities that strengthen muscles and bones, and at least 150 minutes a week of moderate intensity activity, plus two or more days a week of muscle-strengthening activities, for adults. In addition, adults 65 years and older should do multicomponent physical activities that include balance training, such as standing on one foot. Even as we social distance, we can do jumping jacks or push-ups, household chores, tend our lawns and gardens, and engage in numerous other activities that promote a healthy and active lifestyle. The United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Move Your Way campaign has tools and resources to help Americans of all ages and abilities live healthier lives through increased physical activity. As our country defeats the coronavirus, sports will once again help unite us as a Nation. Participation in sports instills values such as teamwork, discipline, and leadership that transcend the field or court and help everyone, especially our youth, flourish in life. Last September, we launched the National Youth Sports Strategy, which awarded $6.7 million in grants to help increase youth sports participation. This bold initiative is the first Federal roadmap designed to unify the American youth sports culture around a shared vision that one day all youth will have the opportunity to play sports—regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, ability, or zip code. I have also appointed more than 20 youth sports advocates to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. These individuals have been encouraging families to stay active even while they are staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Once sports programming resumes, this Council will continue to ensure that children and youth have access to safe places to play sports, encouraging healthier lifestyles. By providing a solid foundation for participation in safe, fun, inclusive, and accessible sporting opportunities, our children and youth will be better suited to thrive. This month, I urge all Americans to invest in the health of our great Nation by incorporating physical activity into their daily lives and by promoting the positive effects of sports on youth development. Through regular physical activity, we can achieve our shared goal of living healthier lives. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:36 May 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05MYD2.SGM 05MYD2 26830 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 87 / Tuesday, May 5, 2020 / Presidential Documents and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 2020 as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. I call upon the people of the United States to make physical activity and sports participation a priority in their lives. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth. [FR Doc. 2020–09738 Filed 5–4–20; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:36 May 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05MYD2.SGM 05MYD2 Trump.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC3 Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 87 (Tuesday, May 5, 2020)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-09738]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 87 / Tuesday, May 5, 2020 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 10021 of April 30, 2020

                
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, 2020

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, we 
                encourage all Americans to maintain more physically 
                active and healthy lifestyles, which can help improve 
                our overall well-being. We also recognize the important 
                role that sports play in American society and the ways 
                sports help unite us. Through friendly competition, the 
                development of lifelong skills and character traits, 
                and memorable times spent with family and friends, 
                sports help bring communities together, entertain us, 
                and improve our health.

                As our Nation continues to practice social distancing 
                during the coronavirus pandemic, regular physical 
                activity at home can be an effective way to improve and 
                maintain physical fitness. Even during this difficult 
                time, Americans should strive to engage in the 
                recommended amounts of physical activity--at least 60 
                minutes a day of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity 
                for youth ages 6-17, including aerobic activities and 
                activities that strengthen muscles and bones, and at 
                least 150 minutes a week of moderate intensity 
                activity, plus two or more days a week of muscle-
                strengthening activities, for adults. In addition, 
                adults 65 years and older should do multicomponent 
                physical activities that include balance training, such 
                as standing on one foot. Even as we social distance, we 
                can do jumping jacks or push-ups, household chores, 
                tend our lawns and gardens, and engage in numerous 
                other activities that promote a healthy and active 
                lifestyle. The United States Department of Health and 
                Human Services' Move Your Way campaign has tools and 
                resources to help Americans of all ages and abilities 
                live healthier lives through increased physical 
                activity.

                As our country defeats the coronavirus, sports will 
                once again help unite us as a Nation. Participation in 
                sports instills values such as teamwork, discipline, 
                and leadership that transcend the field or court and 
                help everyone, especially our youth, flourish in life. 
                Last September, we launched the National Youth Sports 
                Strategy, which awarded $6.7 million in grants to help 
                increase youth sports participation. This bold 
                initiative is the first Federal roadmap designed to 
                unify the American youth sports culture around a shared 
                vision that one day all youth will have the opportunity 
                to play sports--regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, 
                ability, or zip code. I have also appointed more than 
                20 youth sports advocates to the President's Council on 
                Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. These individuals have 
                been encouraging families to stay active even while 
                they are staying at home during the coronavirus 
                pandemic. Once sports programming resumes, this Council 
                will continue to ensure that children and youth have 
                access to safe places to play sports, encouraging 
                healthier lifestyles. By providing a solid foundation 
                for participation in safe, fun, inclusive, and 
                accessible sporting opportunities, our children and 
                youth will be better suited to thrive.

                This month, I urge all Americans to invest in the 
                health of our great Nation by incorporating physical 
                activity into their daily lives and by promoting the 
                positive effects of sports on youth development. 
                Through regular physical activity, we can achieve our 
                shared goal of living healthier lives.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution

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                and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim 
                May 2020 as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. 
                I call upon the people of the United States to make 
                physical activity and sports participation a priority 
                in their lives.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirtieth day of April, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2020-09738
Filed 5-4-20; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P