Physical education is disappearing from American schools, with disastrous consequences for our children. Politicians and administrators put gym and recess on the chopping block to keep the budget lower. That’s where Health Fitness Revolution comes in. Our organization teaches children how to live a healthy lifestyle and motivating them to be active. We at Health Fitness Revolution 501(c)(3) hold school seminars that give children the opportunity to hear what they aren’t learning in class.
Earlier this year we wrote an opinion piece on the value of gym class. It turns out that P.E. acts as a multiplier on student performance, improving academic performance and student behavior. Take a University of Georgia study that found 60 minutes of exercises benefits information processing, or a Stanford report that reports a positive link between activity and creative thinking.
That’s why our seminars are so important. Samir Becic channels his motivational skills into energetic and informative presentations that convey the value of an active lifestyle. Convincing children to pursue activity teaches them how it translates to academic performance and well-being.
But there’s more on the line than just good grades and job prospects. Childhood obesity is the largest threat facing America’s children. 1/3 are overweight or obese, leading to an unprecedented rise in type 2 diabetes, heart problems, and other preventable illnesses.
Schools are supposed to be places of learning, but they are failing to teach children the health skills they need to avoid this fate. We intervene with information about the joys and benefits of healthy eating. Often, it is the first time kids are exposed to real practical advice about how to eat right. We teach them that eating right and avoiding sugary options can have massive benefits on their life. Some are immediate, like increased confidence, concentration, and cognition, while long-term benefits can save their life.
Help us deliver even more student seminars across the country! If it were up to us, every child would have access to healthy food and plenty of active time. As that’s not the case, we want to at least expose kids to the benefits of a healthy style.We are currently averaging around $30,000 a year in donations. With that amount of money, we have managed to provide about $3 million worth of service. Together we can make America’s children healthier and set the future generation up for success!
Here is some of our work with kids: