FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TODAY GET UP, GET OUT and GET ACTIVE
On National Health and Fitness Day, Saturday June 3rd, 2017
Kinesiologists are taking part in National Health and Fitness Day
Ottawa, ON, June 3rd 2017 – To mark this year’s National Health and Fitness Day, an initiative to make Canada the Fittest Nation on Earth, Kinesiologists across Canada will join in activities in their communities.
National Health and Fitness Day is an initiative to make Canada the fittest nation on earth! The day, June 3rd, 2017, provides an opportunity for municipalities and all citizens to mark the day with local events to celebrate and promote the use of local health, recreational, sports and fitness facilities. The objective is to inspire Canadians to become fitter and more active which will result in reduced health care costs attributed to preventable diseases related to inactivity. This initiative is supported by kinesiologists and their professional health associations.
54% of Canadians report practising no physical activity whatsoever or practising less than 90 minutes a week
As part of the National Health and Fitness Day, the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA) wants to remind Canadians that help is available to those struggling to achieve the minimum level of recommended physical activity. Find a Kin near you.
“We’re thrilled to take part in NHFD and want to encourage all Canadians to be more active. This is a great opportunity for people to meet kinesiologists and take the time to better explain how they can help increase their motivation level and achieve their health goals. It can be hard to do it on a regular basis”, states Marie-Claude Leblanc, president of the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance.
Proclaimed communities across the country will host events on June 3rd to 'mark the day'. Find out what is going on in your town by checking out Facebook, your municipal website, and / or our google calendar on http://www.nhfdcan.ca/
Currently hundreds of municipalities across the country from east to west to north have proclaimed the day and are planning to celebrate the day by hosting activities, promoting the use of local health, recreation, sports and fitness facilities, as well as simply encouraging people to Get Up, Get Out and Get Active!
ABOUT NATIONAL HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY
After years of working with local community groups and national health promotion organizations to review ways of improving health and fitness in Canada, Senator Nancy Greene Raine saw passage of Bill S-211, the National Health and Fitness Day Act, in December 2014. The passage of the Bill creates a strong impetus towards bringing communities together every year on the first Saturday in June, to highlight the importance of Health and Fitness.
ABOUT THE CANADIAN KINESIOLOGY ALLIANCE
Kinesiologists are human movement specialists. They work at different levels such as health promotion, athletic training, rehabilitation, workplace health and safety, ergonomics, disability management, research and sports medicine. The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA) represents Kinesiologists on a national level by promoting and by providing advocacy of the profession of Kinesiology in Canada. The Alliance counts over 4,000 members across the country.
To follow the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance:
Facebook and Twitter: @CdnKinesiology
To schedule an interview or for more information:
France A. Martin, MBA, BScKin
Executive Director | Directrice générale
Canadian Kinesiology Alliance | Alliance canadienne de kinésiologie
email@example.com, 844-KINESIO (546-3746)