The ‘Inactivity Pandemic’ has created a national security issue. Do you know 75% of all teens are not fit enough to join the military? This affects military readiness and increases our federal spending to get kids in shape.
Listen to Major General (Ret.) Mike Repass, a member of Mission: Readiness and former Commanding General of U.S. Army Special Forces Command. "The military spends more than $1.5 billion annually treating obesity-related health conditions and replacing those discharged because they are unfit."
"It takes years, not months, to build a strong, healthy body and the foundation for good fitness is laid in childhood and young adulthood. That is why the retired admirals and generals of Mission: Readiness strongly support efforts to get more opportunities for physical activity in schools and communities, and to provide children with healthy school meals."
“Getting students physically active during the school day is an absolute necessity for this country’s future and overall security,”
The ‘Inactivity Pandemic’ has created a national security issue. We have to get our kids more fit to compete on the world stage. It is so obvious the one place we can help every kids become more fit and healthy is in our schools. And, sports will help build stronger bodies…which will prepare them for a life of good health.
PHIT America programs will get kids more physically fit, healthy and, if they desire, ready to serve and defend our country.