The General Administration of Sport calls: Doing broadcast gymnastics twice a day is good for national fitness.

  BEIJING, July 19 (Xinhua)-"We also call on friends from all walks of life in the country to do broadcast gymnastics twice a day, at 10 am and 3 pm, which is good for national fitness." Qiu Ru, deputy director of the Group Department of the State Sports General Administration, made the above statement on the 19th.

  On 19th, the Office of the Healthy China Action Promotion Committee held a press conference on the national fitness action of "Healthy China Action".

  Qiu Ru said that in 2009, after the State Council promulgated the National Fitness Regulations, it was made clear that August 8th was the National Fitness Day every year, which was also the holding day of the Beijing Olympic Games, and also for the promotion and development of the Olympic legacy in China, so it was stipulated that August 8th was the National Fitness Day. This year is the 11th National Fitness Day. In order to cooperate with this year’s Healthy China Action, the theme of this year’s National Fitness Day is "Healthy China, You and I Walk Together".

  "Eleven fitness days have a theme every year. This year’s theme is mainly to cooperate with the Healthy China Action. The main content is to once again set off a wave of promoting broadcast gymnastics and workouts." Qiu Wei said.

  Qiu Ru introduced that broadcast gymnastics has been compiled into the ninth set, and the first set was compiled in 1951. Broadcast gymnastics has inspired generations of people, "including our parents, who have certain feelings for broadcast gymnastics, so it is of great significance to promote daily fitness, especially for cadres and workers during breaks, as well as primary and secondary school students."

  Qiu Ru pointed out that with the passage of time, the development of the country, the continuous prosperity of the economy and society, and the increasing demand of ordinary people, there are other activities besides radio gymnastics. "For example, there are aerobics and square dance, but the memory of radio gymnastics is indelible. The current ninth set of radio exercises was compiled and promoted by the State Sports General Administration in 2011. "

  Qiu Ru said that in order to cooperate with the Healthy China Campaign, the General Administration of Sport launched a nationwide broadcast gymnastics activity. At the beginning of this year, the General Administration of Sport, together with the Ministry of Education, the All-China Federation of Trade Unions and other departments, issued a notice to carry out broadcast gymnastics nationwide. The General Administration of Sport began to carry out broadcast gymnastics activities nationwide in April. This year, in conjunction with the activities on August 8, a main venue to commemorate the National Fitness Day this year was set up in Xi ‘an on August 3, requiring all provinces (municipalities and autonomous regions) to select an excellent team to perform in Xi ‘an on the basis of promoting broadcast gymnastics. "Thirty-one provinces (municipalities and autonomous regions) have their own teams to Xi’ an, which is also a main venue for us to cooperate with the Healthy China Action."

  Qiu Ru emphasized that the General Administration of Sports requires all provinces (municipalities and autonomous regions) to have sub-venues, which should be clear. One is to commemorate the National Fitness Day, and the other is to carry out the Healthy China Action. In fact, the General Administration of Sports has also issued a notice to the whole country to carry out the National Fitness Day in 2019, requiring that broadcast gymnastics be carried out around the week from August 3 to August 8, which is the main period for carrying out national fitness activities, trying to improve the people’s fitness awareness through these activities, and also promoting sports culture and fitness culture, so that ordinary people can develop the consciousness and habit of conscious fitness.

  Qiu Ru finally added, "We also call on friends from all walks of life in the country to do broadcast gymnastics twice a day, at 10 am and 3 pm, which is good for national fitness."