September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Did you know that according to the CDC, 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese? Working in at least three days of activity for 30 minutes on your family calendar every week will help keep you and your family healthy. Keep in mind that kids should also get about 60 minutes of play a day. Here a few ideas to help your family get moving:
- Take turns choosing an activity for the entire family. This way everyone gets to do an activity they enjoy.
- If you are watching TV together, have fitness challenges during the commercial breaks. Try doing jumping jacks, sit-ups or push-ups through the whole commercial.
- Go for a family walk. It can be around your neighborhood, or head to a local park.
- Create a scavenger hunt with items you can find outside or in the home.
These are just a few ideas to get you moving. Kids are recommended to get at least 60 minutes of activity everyday. Eating healthy also plays an important role in maintaining a healthy weight. For more ideas to get active, and eating healthy, check out Let’s Move!
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