U.S. Children Stand Up to Childhood Obesity
New York, NY, September 25, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- 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, October 3, 2013 in the fifth annual Exercise US, or Exercise United States day. 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 in New Jersey will exercise from 8:00 - 8:15 am. When their prearranged time slot is over, schools in New York 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 until the last time slot is filled at 3:00 pm (pst.). Schools have been signing up for their 15 minute time slots since early May.
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 (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: www.uskidsworkout.com
To schedule an interview with Len Saunders, please call 732-406-2167 or email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Great photo opportunity here to discuss childhood obesity, or to take multiple shots at your location, and other locations across the country.
About Len Saunders
Len Saunders (www.lensaunders.com) has been recognized by Sports Illustrated, Ladies Home Journal, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times as an innovator in children’s fitness. Over 30 years of experience has yielded Saunders numerous awards for his hard work and dedication at the local, state, and national levels. He serves as an educator, role model, consultant, motivator, author, and program creator for children and parents worldwide.