May 20, 2020

CSEP is taking part in National Health & Fitness Day!

To mark this year’s National Health and Fitness Day, an initiative to make Canada the Fittest Nation on Earth, the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) is pleased to announce its partnership with National Health & Fitness Day Canada.

National Health & Fitness Day is an initiative to make Canada the fittest nation on earth! Saturday, June 6 will provide an opportunity for municipalities and all citizens to mark the day with local events to celebrate and promote the use of local health, recreational, sports and fitness facilities. The objective is to inspire Canadians to become fitter and more active, resulting in reduced health care costs attributed to preventable diseases related to limited physical activity.

“We’re thrilled to take part in NHFD and want to encourage all Canadians to be more active and less sedentary on a daily basis,” says Adam Upshaw, Chair, CSEP Board of Directors. “CSEP has a long tradition of supporting health and fitness initiatives undertaken by its members across Canada and I believe this day will be great for our community and is something we can all get behind.” Adam continues, “I encourage all CSEP members to support this initiative at their workplace, on social media, to family, friends and neighbours. At a time when the benefits of physical activity could not be clearer, we should take every opportunity to raise awareness.”

About National Health and Fitness Day

After years of working with local community groups and national health promotion organizations to review ways of improving health and fitness in Canada, Senator Nancy Greene Raine saw passage of Bill S-211, the National Health and Fitness Day Act, in December 2014. The passage of the Bill creates a strong impetus towards bringing communities together every year on the first Saturday in June, to highlight the importance of Health and Fitness.

Currently, hundreds of organizations across the country have proclaimed the day and are planning to celebrate the day by hosting activities, promoting the use of local health, recreation, sports and fitness facilities, as well as simply encouraging people to Get Up, Get Out and Get Active!

About CSEP

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) is a national voluntary organization composed of professionals interested and involved in the scientific study of exercise physiology, exercise biochemistry, fitness, and health. CSEP is the resource for translating advances in exercise science research into the promotion of fitness, performance, and health outcomes for Canadians. CSEP sets the highest standards for qualified exercise professionals through evidence-based practice and certification. Learn more about us here.

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