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3» BENNETT BANNER »NOVEMBER 15, 1996
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Reports says Americans
not in good physical siiape
(NAPS)—^The U.S. Surgeon
General recently issued the first-
ever report on physical fitness in
America; and unfortunately, the
reportreveals thatmost Americans
are not making the fimess grade.
Included in the Surgeon
General’s fmdings is the troubling
fact that although public awareness
of the benefits of exercise is at an
all-time high, activity levels in the
U.S. have reached a plateau. As a
nation, Americans find it difficult
to incorporate physical fitness into
daily life, even though doing so
would greatly reduce their risk of
premature death and developing
ccitain chronic diseases.
The report’s findings lead to the
conclusion that Americans need to
change their fitness habits. In 1993,
the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, the American
College of Sports Medicine and
the President’s Council on Physical
Fitness and Sports (PCPFS)
recommended thatevery U.S. adult
accumulate 30 minutes or more of
activity on most, preferably all,
days of the week. Today, after
monitoring patterns and trends in
physical activity among adults and
young people in the United States,
the Surgeon General’s message is:
regular physical activity is better
than none, and more is better than
The report found that physical
activity has been proven to decrease
the risk of premature death and the
chance of developing a chronic
disease, as well as improving
The efforts of The President’s
Council on Physical Fitness and
Sports will provide people with
the information they need to learn
more about the impact of physical
inactivity on their health and get
started on a fitness program.
To find out more about the
Surgeon General’s report,
consumers can request an easy-to-
read synopsis entitled, "What You
NeedTo Know About The Surgeon
General’s Report on Physical
Activity and Health."
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for $59 and flights from Chicago
to Philadelphia for a mere
$129 on American.
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runner-up receives $75.
All other participants are awarded
The contestants, who must be
college students between 18 and
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and charm, and intellectual
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May God Bless,
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