Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 07, 2012
JAM World Record 2012 with Let’s Move in School will take place on Thursday, September 27 around 10:00 a.m. local time. This movement is a campaign to rally everyone to mark their calendars and join in for the country’s first national physical activity initiative led by children and designed to raise awareness about the importance of everyone making good health choices and physical activity a daily habit. People of all ages and abilities are invited to pause for Just-A-Minute (JAM) wherever at 10:00 a.m. local time, to participate in the fun, easy fitness routine and be a part of a world record. In the spirit of friendly fun, there is a state competition and the state that recruits the most people to participate (as a % of the total population) will be awarded the National JAM Title. Learn the routine, and sign up to be counted in your state’s totals and the inaugural JAM World Record, at: http://www.jamworldrecord.org.
JAM World Record 2012 with Let’s Move in School also urges everyone to support our schools where every student has the opportunity to learn healthy habits and participate in a quality physical education program. The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) recommends that elementary school students have 150 minutes of instructional physical education while middle and high school students have 225 minutes per week of instructional physical education.
According to Patti Howell, founder of healthetips.com, “JAM Record 2012 is designed to be a creative way to encourage everyone to recognize the importance of daily physical activity and the need for our kids to learn healthy habits at a young age. The success of most public health campaigns comes through educators to kids. So, I am thrilled to partner with AAHPERD’s Let’s Move in School initiative which is dedicated to helping every school increase physical activity for children and staff before, during and after the school day.”
Cindy Sisson Hensley, founder of ConnectTIVITY, says, “This is more than a school event. This is a rare opportunity for all adults – no matter where they work – to take a break from their tasks and join their colleagues in a short 60-second fitness activity. It will feel good to stand up and get-the-blood flowing. But it is even better knowing they are supporting schools and our youth!”
“Through the network of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD), we want to get all states participating in the JAM World Record 2012,” says AAHPERD President Irene Cucina, Ed.D., of Plymouth State University, NH. “Although it has been established by research that a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity a day is essential for student health and academic performance, we are challenged with how to offer adequate physical education and physical activity in the face of other education demands. Let’s Move in School provides a cohesive message along with tools and resources to implement a comprehensive school physical activity program.”
JAM World Record 2012 with Let’s Move in School was created as a partnership to raise awareness about the importance of quality physical activity and physical education programs in our schools by the JAM School Program, ConnectTIVITY, Let’s Move in School and Buy4.com. Momentum is building as schools, corporations, athletes and high profile organizations support and get excited about an effort of this kind that has been created to draw the nation’s attention to healthy and active lifestyles.
About Health-E-Tips & JAM School Program
Health-E-tips, Inc. & JAM School Program provide bite-size wellness tools to help people of all ages learn to make health a daily habit. Health-E-tips, Inc. has two programs, one for corporations and one for schools. The HET Corporate program assists organizations in motivating employees and their families. The JAM School Program is a free program available to every school that assists schools in their efforts to help teach kids to make health and physical activity a daily lifelong habit. As a component of the HET Corporate Program, employers engage employees to promote the JAM School Program. Through the JAM School Program, kids engage parents in the conversation about daily healthy living. The organization's fun, one-minute physical activity routines have become a national favorite. http://www.healthetips.com
About Let’s Move in School
A national initiative to increase physical activity before, during and after school, Let’s Move in School is in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Campaign and is a project of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). To learn ways to increase physical activity, go to: Let's Move in School at http://www.letsmoveinschool.org
ConnectTIVITY specializes in assisting non-profits, schools and other agencies to raise funds with the unique technology platforms of our clients. In addition, to these collaborative fundraising efforts, we represent a number of leading evidence-based physical education/activity products and related industry groups. This structure allows ConnectTIVITY to align their unique marketing and sales strategies, grant research and writing talents to build successful partner relationships by connecting the dots. http://www.connecttivity.com
Buy4.com is the most powerful fundraising technology platform on the internet. Buy4.com harnesses the desires of the masses to 'Do Good' simply by doing what they love to do…shop on line. Any group large or small can simply ask their support base to 'Buy4' them while shopping at over 2,500 mainstream retailers. Specially negotiated commissions are donated in the shoppers name with every purchase. By empowering the consumer to make buying decisions that benefit causes that are important to them, Buy4 members are able to 'Do good. http://www.jamworldrecord.org/buy4