Kids and adults alike have a new super hero to idolize and she’s none other than FLOTUS Michelle Obama. Galvanizing around the country, doing pushups with Ellen Degeneres and other famed celebrities in an effort to tackle and demolish childhood obesity, Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move initiative is dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.
For the first time in 25 years, the arduous presidential fitness test has been updated to reflect the current needs of the nation’s children and has used current research to take out the intimidation factor of the test and make it more individualized. Leading the change, Mrs. Obama is approaching the fitness of our country with her healthy foods and communities initiatives that’s helping us make healthier choices, and prevent both childhood and adult diseases.
Known to challenge her daughters to a fun game of family fitness, FLOTUS is also pushing adults to raise their own awareness about healthy eating and exercise habits to encourage children to get healthy as well. We’re not exempt. The staggering rates in heart disease, cancer and diabetes are still very prevalent in many adults.
So now the question becomes how fit are you? Mrs. Obama’s initiative also offers the Adult Fitness Test that helps you measure your aerobic fitness, muscular strength, flexibility, and other aspects of health-related fitness. The featured activities provide a way for you to get an idea of where you are in your fitness ability and what you can do to improve. Before embarking on the test Find out if you are healthy enough for testing and speak with your doctor before beginning any new exercise routine.
Have you taken Michelle Obama’s fitness test yet?