Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fit for Life at The Salvation Army Cedar Crest Community Center

Charles Haley, the only five-time Super Bowl winner in the world, worked with kids on fitness at a “Fit for Life” event last Thursday, July 1st. Fitness stations included football passing, weight training, running on treadmills, jumping rope, and running an obstacle course.

Did you know?

The U.S. Surgeon General says health risks among children from low-income families may be 50% greater than for other youth. Experts recommend that children participate in 60 minutes or more of physical activity every day to combat obesity and to promote good health. Obesity places children at an alarmingly high risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, musculoskeletal problems, asthma, injury, behavioral issues, and low academic achievement. Offering additional places for physical activity, or increasing access to such places, can result in a 25% or greater increase in the percentage of people who exercise regularly.

Along with the workouts, children got free food and learned more about the center’s physical fitness opportunities: football camp; basketball programs, the Larry North satellite fitness center, and an aerobic workout room. Plus, they had the opportunity to enroll in the fall football program and the cheerleading program.

Enjoy some pics from the event!

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