Kate Thompson, Physical Education and Sport Subject Advisor
This year National Fitness Day is Wednesday 20 September – a day to encourage everyone to get physically active and to raise awareness of leading heathy lifestyles. In this blog I’ll look at what fitness really means and share some ideas for increasing physical activity for National Fitness Day and beyond.
The theme for this year’s day is ‘Health is for life’. We can all try and get out and be active and enjoy the benefits that are synonymous with fitness and exercise.
In the dictionary the word fitness is defined as ‘the condition of being physically strong and healthy’. But what does fitness mean to you or those around you?
Remember, everyone is different. Not everyone views fitness as an activity or something to aspire to. Some people view it as being able to complete everyday tasks.
Regular exercise can bring lots of benefits:
Here are some practical tips for encouraging everyone to be more active for National Fitness Day and beyond:
The following organisations have a lot of interesting ideas for fitness and exercise for all age groups and fitness levels.
Let’s encourage each other to be active and enjoy fitness on Wednesday 20 September because ‘health is for life’.
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Kate joined OCR as a PE and sport subject advisor in November 2021 having taught for 18 years at primary and secondary school level. Within that time she held various positions including Head of Department and School Sports Coordinator. Kate took three years out of teaching to work in South Africa at a University in their sports department and to manage the set-up of a non-government sports development project, working in the local township schools.