Tuesday, May 27, 2008

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. This year, Med File Now® joins the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports to challenge Americans to better health by getting active and fit during this month. Med File Now® (MedFN®) echoes the words of President George W. Bush, "Better health is an individual responsibility and an important national goal."

According to Melissa Johnson, executive director of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports affirmed "For health benefits, adults need 30 minutes a day of moderate physical activity on 5 or more days a week; youth aged 6 to 17 need 60 minutes. If there were a medication that conferred all of the health benefits of regular moderate physical activity, every doctor would prescribe it. Physical activity is the ultimate magic pill. Small steps add up to big results. Taking stairs instead of the elevator, going for a walk instead of a coffee break, parking the car further away from the office or shopping mall, sweeping the floor instead of vacuuming: all of these activities add up to better health."

Twenty minutes of vigorous physical activity, three times a week, such as sports, aerobics, working out in the gym, and running, has added health benefits. Johnson says, “But it’s important to understand that you don’t need to sweat in a gym or run a marathon to reap the health benefits of daily physical activity. Even 30 minutes a day, broken up into shorter increments of ten or fifteen minutes, can greatly improve your health.”

If you are one of those who have already made the decision to increase your health with sports, aerobics, working out in the gym, biking and running have you made the decision to protect yourself too? Most individuals that participate in these actives do not like to carry extra items with them such as a wallet that holds a lot of personal information. But if something happened would this crucial information be available, such as identification, insurance cards, emergency contacts or even more life threatening allergies, alerts and medications?

It is vital to have your crucial information, available in one place, with you at all times. By having your MedFN® ID card on you, emergency personal can simply go to the website
www.medfn.com and access your alphanumeric code to retrieve this vital information. If you are serious about your health then take the next step and protect yourself with a Med File Now® (MedFN®) account. Med File Now® is doing its part for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month to bring safety to you and your loved ones.