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President's Council Urges Everyone to
Get Moving in May

Many national organizations will join the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (PCPFS) in efforts to get America moving during May, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.

"May is a time when Americans are reminded about the many good reasons to be physically active," said PCPFS Co-Chairs Florence Griffith Joyner and Tom McMillen. "We are pleased to have so many partners join us in highlighting the pleasures and benefits of a more active lifestyle."

"There is mounting evidence that too many of us are not physically active at the recommended levels. Too many are not making the lifestyle choices that can yield better health and well-being," said Sandra Perlmutter, PCPFS Executive Director. "1996 presents a tremendous window of opportunity to highlight the health benefits of physical activity. The world's attention will be focused on sports and fitness in the United States when Atlanta hosts the Centennial Olympic Games in July and the Paralympics in August."

For the second year, information about the initiative, including a brochure and a list of other observances will be available on the World Wide Web and Internet via the White House server.

A list of other health and fitness observances in May is attached.