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  • Get Active with #0to60

    by Guest Blogger | Aug 31, 2016

    The fastest way to living healthy starts right now! The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition have officially launched the #0to60 Campaign. In honor of the Council’s 60th Anniversary, the goal of this national campaign is to show all Americans the “how” of getting active, leading a healthy lifestyle and enjoying the journey. 

    The Council has been dedicated to helping the nation find ways to lead a healthy lifestyle for 60 years and this year they are revving everything up a notch. In partnership with the Foundation, the Council has developed an innovative new #0to60 App and mobile-ready website full of tips and information on how all Americans can integrate regular physical activity and good nutrition into their everyday lives. 

    #0to60 is a national effort that is much bigger than the Council. To bring the most engaging, helpful and innovative content, the Council has partnered with the nation’s leaders in physical activity and nutrition. The app features a variety of content, including quick tips to jump start healthy habits; resources for families, communities, and schools; and, programs designed to support individuals on their journey to living healthy. Additionally, all of the content available on the app will also be made available at (a mobile-ready website).

    Whether you use the app or check for updates on the website, keep an eye out for tips on physical activity and nutrition to jump start healthy habits for a journey from zero to sixty. Other resources provide key articles, information, programs, and challenges for families, communities, and schools. The app is designed to support individuals on their journey to accelerate their healthiest life! 

    To top it off, the Council and Foundation have teamed up with First Lady Michelle Obama and Funny Or Die to unveil a new video! Inspired by the Council’s history and many faces of fitness through the years, Funny Or Die produced the “History of Exercise,” featuring the First Lady and Nick Offerman. The video underscores the fact that while fitness routines may have changed over the years, the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle has remained the same.

    If this seems exciting, stay tuned for more. This is just the launch; #0to60 will continue to work with all Americans to inspire the country to go from zero to sixty every day!

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