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Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Health

The Tennessee Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health was created to address the health and fitness needs of all Tennesseans through the promotion of healthy lifestyles. The council recognizes that to be successful in affecting a change in the lifestyle habits of Tennesseans, a cooperative effort will be required of government agencies, businesses, communities, and individuals that share the goal of enhancing the quality of life in Tennessee through the promotion of healthy lifestyles.

Physical Activity Recommendations

National recommendations on physical activity for people of all ages as well as Activity Pyramids and other resources.

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Shining Star Award Program

The Governor's Council on Physical Fitness has established a Shining Star Awards program that is designed to recognize the efforts of the contribution to the promotion of healthy lifestyles by groups of Tennesseans.

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Physical Activity Programs

A comprehensive list of the wide range of physical activity programs supported by the state of Tennessee.

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Request a Speaker

To request a speaker, contact the Tennessee Department of Health Physical Activity and health Program.

Download the contact form.

Walking Works Program

Walking Works for Schools is a program developed by the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and health with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Education, Belmont University, and the Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance to teach children in grades K-4 the benefits of proper exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle.

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