One Hour or More of Physical Activity Each DayToss the remote. Play catch with your kids!
Participate in at least one hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day.
Active play is fun and important for your child’s health, and active kids will likely become active adults. Start adding physical activity to your own daily routine and encourage your children to join you. Remember: children imitate adults.
- Helps to maintain healthy body weight
- Increases strength
- Improves coordination
- Reduces stress
- Decreases risk of developing type 2 diabetes
- Dance to your children's favorite music
- Go for a hike
- Toss a ball or Frisbee
- Take a family bike ride
- Walk the dog or volunteer as a family at local shelters to walk dogs
- Play tennis
Parents and caregivers play a powerful role in the development of children. Let your actions speak louder than words; let your children see you active. By displaying healthy behaviors you can have a positive impact on the behaviors of your children.
Provide your family with opportunities for fun and safe play!
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