U.S. Children Stand Up to Childhood Obesity
Newark, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/10/2015 -- In a unique attempt toward the fight against childhood obesity, children in the United States are going to exercise for ten continuous hours on Thursday, September 30, 2015 in the seventh annual Exercise US, or Exercise United States day. September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. As stated in US News & World Report referring to the Exercise US program - - "In a unique attempt to fight childhood obesity and cuts being made to school physical education programs, elementary, middle, and high schools from New York to Hawaii and Alaska have signed on to a newfangled "fitness relay" event."
The concept in very simple - Beginning at 8:00 am (est.), schools on the east coast will exercise from 8:00 - 8:15 am. When their prearranged time slot is over, more schools on the east coast will begin their prepared exercise session from 8:15 – 8:30 am. Once an organized 15-minute time allotment ends, another location will pick up where the last school or organization left off. This pattern will continue for 10 hours concluding with schools on the west coast.
About Len Saunders
Len Saunders, a physical education teacher in New Jersey, and author of Keeping Kids Fit (LaChance Publishing, NY), created the Exercise US event. Saunders is also the creator of Project ACES (http://www.projectaces.com), which has motivated millions of children to exercise over the last 20 years.
According to Saunders, "this could be the first generation of children whose life expectancy may be shorter than their parents. With the rise is type 2 diabetes and other health related diseases associated with obesity, children need motivational techniques that get them to exercise." Saunders is thrilled to introduce this new program on a national level.
To learn more about the Exercise US program in greater detail, or to see the list of schools that have signed up to participate, visit the Exercise US web site at: http://www.uskidsworkout.com
To reach out to Len Saunders, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org