Congressman Veasey Commemorates May as Health and Fitness Month
Washington, D.C. – On Monday, May 1, Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, re-committed his pledge to empower all Americans to adopt a healthier lifestyle. By introducing a resolution to commemorate the month of May as “Health and Fitness Month,” Veasey invites the nation to make healthy habits a priority.
“Healthy living is attainable for all Americans,” said Congressman Marc Veasey. “Whether you're trying to eat a well-balanced diet, tackle your fitness goals, or looking to become a healthier you, the month of May is dedicated to ensuring we reverse the obesity epidemic and enable Americans everywhere to live a health-conscious lifestyle.”
According to the Office of Disease Prevention, children and adults who are physically active are healthier and less likely to develop many chronic diseases compared to those who aren’t active. According to a 2016 report entitled, “The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America,” Texas now has the 10th highest adult obesity rate in the nation. To reverse the alarming rate of obesity in our nation, Congressman Veasey is committed to helping Americans make gradual changes to their daily habits in order to live longer and healthier lives.
During the month of May, Congressman Veasey will host the following FREE and family friendly events to promote health and fitness:
Saturday, May 13th
Healthy Habits Demo Day
Dallas County Community College
El Centro West Campus
3330 North Hampton Road, Dallas, TX 75212
10 a.m. – noon
Space is limited, RSVP is required.
Saturday, May 20th
TX-33 Community Field Day
Tarrant County Community College, South Campus Track
5301 Campus Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76119
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
(Rain Location: Gymnasium)
Wednesday, May 24th
Congressional Health and Fitness Expo
Rayburn Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20515