2020 National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Health and Wellness

Move in May

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Regular physical activity in childhood is vital to promoting long-lasting health, and for women, being active every day helps to lower their risk of developing chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and depression. (Visit our National Women’s Health Week page for resources to promote healthy behaviors among women and our National Mental Health Month page for resources to learn and educate about the importance of mental health for overall health and wellness.)

There are a number of resources WIC staff can use to educate on and promote physical activity among participants, and help them add or increase the physical activity in their lives, including:

Healthy Tips for Active Play (in English and Spanish) that WIC agencies can download.

Team Nutrition resources for kids and families:

CDC’s Physical Activity page that offers:

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion site (also available in Spanish) that offers an extensive list of links, resources and information such as:

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
Developed by: HHS, CDC, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
HHS, NIH, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
USDA, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
USDA, FNS, Team Nutrition
USDA, Food and Nutrition Service