If you’ve experienced any season of life with me then you know that health, fitness, and activity are all an integral part of who I am. I hold firm beliefs that no matter what your fitness level, ACTIVITY is a fundamental part of being human. (The CDC agrees, but if we're being honest, their reports are pretty dry.)
So, if science has, year over year, proven the negative effects of a sedentary life, then each year it only becomes MORE evident that ACTIVITY is a basic need for happiness, healthiness, and progress towards a best life. Especially for developing children. #factsarefacts
Not reviewed, revised, or accredited by the CDC, below are the 12 cold hard facts of my own testimony. Lookout, the truth bomb is coming your way.
1. Activity taught me social skills. How to make friends. How to be a teammate.
2. Activity taught me that ballerinas wear pink, and that ballerinas have grit. Ballerinas are tough enough to be on the boys’ team.
3. Activity has taught me how to be a learner. I will never know all the skills. Activity taught me to laugh, and try again, when I don't get it right the first time.
4. Activity has taught me how to ask for (and receive) help. Activity has taught me that both are important.
5. Activity has given me confidence. In my mind. In my body. In my spirit.
6. Activity has taught me that my body is mine. It is my job to care for it. It is my job to protect it.
7. Activity has lead me to, and nourished, relationships that have grown into the greatest friendships I’ve ever had. I have been SO blessed to lean on a team that has my back during my lows, and is by my side to celebrate the highs.
8. Activity has given me healthy stress outlets when “I just couldn't” anymore. Admit it, there's some things pumpkin spice just can’t fix.
9. Activity has broken me, and joined me back SO MUCH stronger at all the broken places.
10. Activity has given me identity. Activity has brought me SO MUCH JOY.
11. Activity drove me to a career that I love. Activity continues to guide me.
12. Activity makes me feel strong, and makes me feel healthy. Being strong and healthy makes me happy.
If activity is so fundamental, then activity must be accessible to kids. Too many of our little guys go without, right here at home in Dallas. Did you know WHOLE SCHOOLS right here in Dallas, don't have PE class?
Help me and my team manifest our belief, our mission, and raise some cash for Kids In the Game to get our kiddos back IN THE GAME. Give. Get. GAxME On.