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Fitness is happening in May!

Spring is here....and individuals across the nation are lacing up their walking and running shoes, pulling bikes out of the garage, strapping on their inline skates, and planning hiking excursions.

The American Running and Fitness Association, American Medical Athletic Association, and National Recreation and Park Association are also jumping on the bandwagon with their initiative to get Americans more active. National Running & Fitness Week, celebrated May 16-22, will encourage individuals to get involved with community fitness events and help them learn how exercise can be fun! This annual health observance is sponsored by New Life Technologies and Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc.

If you're interested in learning more about this fitness celebration or to see if events are being held in your area, visit our Web site at www.arfa.org/programs/runfitweek.htm.

If you'd like to show your support of National Running & Fitness Week by wearing a T-shirt, fanny pack, baseball cap, or by carrying a water bottle with the logo, call (847)398-7194 to place your order.

National Running & Fitness Week is also supported by the American College of Sports Medicine; American Heart Association; Association for Worksite Health Promotion; Fifty-Plus Fitness Association; FitnessLink; International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association; National Association of Governor's Councils on Physical Fitness and Sports; National Osteoporosis Foundation; Office on Women's Health; President's Councils on Physical Fitness and Sports; Road Runners Club of America; Youth Fitness Coalition; and The Fitness Company.

Additional health observances held in May to help individuals get active and stay healthy include: Physical Fitness and Sports Month--President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports (202)690-9000; National Osteoporosis Month--National Osteoporosis Foundation (202)223-2226; Project ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously) Day (May 5)--Youth Fitness Coalition (201)433-8993; National Employee Health and Fitness Day (May 19)--National Association of Governor's Councils on Physical Fitness and Sports (317)237-5630.
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Title Annotation:National Running and Fitness Week
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Date:May 1, 1999
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