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Sports and Fitness Calendar for 2021-2022 year
It’s not a secret that exercise is vital to the health and well-being. Being physically active has many benefits.  Physical activity helps keep a strong immune system, sleep better, feel better and reduce the risk of many deseases, build and maintains healthy bones, muscles, and joints. It also boosts mental and behavioral health, reduces anxiety, tension and depression. Health is not about a specific weight, shape, or size. All people, regardless of their age, weight, shape, or size, are encouraged to live healthy, active lives.

List of Sports and Fitness Holidays and Special days for 2021-2022 year

October 2021

Thursday 28 October - World Judo Day (initiative of the International Judo Federation since 2010)

November 2021

Saturday 6 November - National Basketball Day in USA (It was on November 6, 1861 that James Naismith was born)
Wednesday 17 November - Shogi Day in Japan (将棋 is literally a “general’s chess game” celebrated in the tenth month of Kanazuki 神無月, the traditional Japanese calendar)

December 2021

January 2022

Friday 14 January - Bermuda Triangle Challenge Marathon Weekend (Spend from Friday to Sunday of the second full week of January. Bermuda is the perfect place for active travelers)
Monday 24 January - International Women's Sports Day (initiated by the French CSA Audiovisual High Council in 2014)

February 2022

Saturday 19 February - International Tug-of-War Day (Dropped from the Olympic Games in 1920, Tug of War still remains a Worldwide sport and many nations have their own governing bodies)

March 2022

Wednesday 16 March - Austin 3:16 Day (Not official day)
Saturday 19 March - National Corndog Day or Corn Dog Day in US (observed the third Saturday in March since 1992)

April 2022

Monday 25 April - Football Day in Kazakhstan; East Meets West Day (Many kinds of sports team hold annual East vs. West games. )
Saturday 30 April - International TableTop Day (Celebrate on the last Saturday of April)

May 2022

Saturday 21 May - World Nordic Walking Day (is a day of unified commemoration of the Nordic Walking Family around the world. It is for everyone, of all ages and abilities)
Thursday 26 May - Game Festival in France (designed to promote cooperative and non-violent games)

June 2022

Saturday 18 June - International Surfing Day (was established in 2005 by Surfing Magazine and The Surfrider Foundation)

July 2022

Tuesday 19 July - Trainer's Day in Ukraine (unofficial holiday of sports trainers. For the first time, the idea of this professional sports festival appeared in 1999 among representatives of the Federation of Sports and Rhythmic Gymnastics of Ukraine)

August 2022

Wednesday 3 August - Capoeira Day in Brazil (Capoeira is a Brazilian national martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, games and is accompanied by national Brazilian music)
Saturday 13 August - Sports Day in Russia (celebrated on the second Saturday in August)

September 2022

Monday 12 September - Video Games Day (The Nimrod was a computer built and displayed at the Festival of Britain in 1951 and designed to play a game called Nim)
Friday 30 September - European School Sports Day (the last Friday of Septembe)

October 2022

Thursday 6 October - National Coaches Day in US (PROCLAMATION 4157 -SEPT. 19, 1972. RICHARD NIXON. Coaches are highly qualified teachers — in highly specialized fields)
Sunday 9 October - National Coaches Appreciation Week in USA (is a time to recognize the contributions of coaches across the U.S. Week begins on the second Sunday of October)
Monday 10 October - Physical Education Day or Health and Sports Day or Taiku-no-hi in Japan (体育の日 is a public holiday and is celebrated since 2000 on the second Monday of October)

Some tips to help you stay active

Being physically active is not only about going to the gym or being part of a sports team, it includes many activities such as swimming, running, jogging, walking, and dancing, anything that involves moving!
  • Get outside as much as possible. Take a walk, jog, or ride a bike outside, just remember to wear a mask and/or maintain a safe distance from others. The fresh air and sunshine will provide a further boost to your overall health.
  • Keep your workouts interesting. Listen to a podcast or to your favorite playlists while working out at home. You can even add activity video games or “exergames” that simulate dancing, skateboarding, soccer, bowling, or tennis as alternatives if you are unable to participate in the real thing.
  • Build more movement into your day. Move around while you are on a call, stand for an online meeting, do squats or lunges while you are waiting for a meeting to start, or jumping jacks in front of the TV during the credits or commercial breaks.
  • Join the kids. Play catch or tag, go for a bike ride, shoot baskets, or pass the soccer ball with your kids. Taking the focus away from online classes, work or chores and playing together can even help build stronger bonds with your family.
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