WEST JEFFERSON — Physical fitness continues to be a hot topic for this generation of children and adults.
Students at Westwood Elementary took part in the fourth annual Run At School Day on Sept. 18, a nationwide campaign aimed at keeping kids active.
The program from the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) started 10 years ago as a drive to get working adults, who hold jobs that require a lot of sitting around all day, to be more active. Now, the efforts have expanded to include children.
The goal for the program is to encourage adults and children to get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day in accordance with the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, either before work/school, during lunch or after work/school.
Teachers and parents at Westwood worked together to make this event possible, including the Westwood PTO and Amy Dollar who all worked in providing each student a snack and water.
RRCA reminds everyone that incorporating exercise into one’s daily routine can markedly improve one’s overall physical health.
For more information and to keep an eye out for next year’s Run At Work/Run At School Day, visit the program website at www.rrca.org/programs/run-at-work-day/ .
Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-846-7164 or followed on Twitter @NathanHam87