In the late 1950s, during the Eisenhower Administration, the President’s Council on Youth Physical Fitness was founded to promote healthier lifestyles. Physical fitness was clearly recognized as having an important influence on quality of life.

These initiatives in schools over the last half century have increased health awareness. People have the education and information needed to make informed decisions regarding what it takes to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Ray Springsteen is president and CEO of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.