“By the end of this decade, most Americans will exert slightly more energy per week than if they slept 24 hours a day.” — American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Just a quick, unplanned post:
In response to the growing trend of sedentary lifestyles, Nike has teamed with ACSM, the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSPPE) and other partners to increase the world’s commitment to physical activity.
It is titled “Designed to Move: A Physical Activity Action Agenda.”
It is a strategy grounded in research and is targeted to helping all children develop a love of physical activity in the first ten years of life–lifelong habits they will instill in succeeding generations.
The “Designed to Move” report is built on the experience and commitment of more than 30 organizations worldwide. These include: Bill Clinton’s Foundation, NFL Play 60, and Special Olympics.
The report proposed one vision and two asks:
Vision – Future generations running, jumping, and kicking to reach their greatest potential.
Ask 1 – Create early positive experiences for children.
Ask 2 – Integrate physical activity into everyday life.
Today’s 10 year olds are the first children that are predicted to have a shorter lifespan than their parents. “Designed to Move” is determined to change this!
The full report is an awesome read and can be found at http://www.acsm.org !
Move to the beat of your own drum.