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It’s ‘Back to School’ with Adult Physical Fitness Test
(May 14, 2008) – Since 1966, millions of American schoolchildren have risen to the challenge of the Presidential Physical Fitness Award, which recognizes exceptional fitness achievement in boys and girls ages 10 to 17.
Beginning Wednesday, May 15, adults will be able to see how they stack up against the rest of the nation.
The test, which measures aerobic fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition, follows the basic formula of the children’s test. It includes a 1-mile walk or 1.5-mile run to measure aerobic fitness, half sit-ups and push-ups to measure muscular strength and endurance, the sit-and-reach test to measure flexibility and a check of the participant’s Body Mass Index.
Health Central, University Hospital’s wellness and fitness center, will offer free supervised testing to the public by appointment through June 30. Health Central Director Cindy Stephens said the creation of an adult version of the Presidential Physical Fitness Test is a great motivator for those looking to improve their fitness level.
“This just really helps promote fitness throughout the community,” she said.
For more information about the test, log on to www.adultfitnesstest.org.
About Health Central: One of America's first hospital-based wellness and fitness centers, Health Central can help your employees improve their overall health through exercise and lifestyle education programs. Health Central is a member of M.F.A. and follows ACSM guidelines, the "gold standard" in our industry. Through a corporate membership, employers can offer their employees an attractive, health-related benefit geared toward wellness at reduced rates.