Healthy Children - December 2018

10 Tips for being Active Every Day

  1. Tie up your laces and walk
    1. Go for a walk around your neighborhood or walk to your friend’s house instead of taking the bus or asking for a ride. Forget the elevator and take the stairs every chance you get. Remember to be safe by using sidewalks and crosswalks.
  2. Turn up the music
    1. Shake, rattle, and roll to your favorite songs. Turn on some hip-hop, country salsa, or pop music and move your body. Dancing is a great way to get some physical activity.
  3. Ride a bike
    1. Grab your helmet and safety gear and go for a bike ride. Ride your bike to school or grab your friends and enjoy a ride in the neighborhood.
  4. Join a team
    1. Show your team spirit and join a sport at your school or community center. There are tons of fun teams such as basketball, baseball, gymnastics, dancing, soccer, swimming, and tennis. Choose an activity that you like and have fun!
  5. Go out and play
    1. Ditch the TV and go outside with friends, family, and even your pets. Walk your dog. Make a snowman. Fly a kite. Have a hula-hoop contest. Play basketball with friends. Try jumping rope. Or simply play a game of tag.
  6. Dive right in
    1. Go to your local indoor or outdoor pool and swim. Swim laps, play water games with friends or have diving contests for fun.
  7. Get paid to be fit
    1. Earn extra cash by mowing lawns, washing cars, shoveling snow, or walking dogs for your family or for your neighbors. Listen to music while you work to keep you going.
  8. Try skating or skateboarding
    1. Grab your friends and go to a local park or indoor skating rink. It’s easy to learn and a great way to be active while still having fun. Remember to wear your helmet and safety pads.
  9. Plant a garden
    1. Plan and grow flowers, fruits, and vegetables with your family, or even with your friends! Creating a garden is tough work and a good way to keep fit. Be sure to check on your plants and water them every day.
  10. Stuck inside?
    1. Play a game of hide-and-seek or plan a scavenger hunt in your house with friends and family. Another great way to stay active indoors is by doing crunches and jumping-jacks – see how many you can complete!