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Are you fitter than a 5th grader?

Presidential Fitness Award patch
Presidential Fitness Award patchwww.presidentschallenge.org

Remember back in the day, taking the Presidential Fitness Test? This was something the PE teacher would make everyone do once or twice a year. You would probably get a partner to see how many sit-ups in a minute you could do, how fast you ran a mile and how far you could "sit-n-reach". Then, if you had better scores or performed above average than your peers, you could earn the Presidential Fitness Award Patch.

The President's fitness test is a test of overall fitness including

  • aerobic fitness
  • muscular strength and endurance
  • flexibility
  • body composition

If you are curious about your level of fitness now, you can take the tests today! The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports  has a website dedicated to testing, tracking and even improving your scores on all 4 tests. Click here to take the Adult Fitness Test.

Once you determine your level of fitness, you can take the President's Challenge Active Lifestyle program and keep track of your daily activity and earn prizes. You can create a group to join and get fit together or even keep track of kids activities. Log in your blocks of activity and it's never too late to earn that patch! This is a fun way to keep track or your fitness progress and the new year is a great time to start!

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