Some ideas to keep you going!
Kids need 60 minutes or more of physical activity daily on most days. It is important to encourage young people to participate in enjoyable, age-appropriate physical activities. Think about physical activities in three broad categories:
- Aerobic activities increase breathing and heart rates. These activities help strengthen the heart and lungs. Most of the activity should be either moderate or vigorous-intensity. At this level of intensity, children’s breathing should be well above normal.
- Muscle-strengthening activities help you build muscle mass and get stronger. Young people can engage in muscle-strengthening activities in free or structured play.
- Bone-strengthening activities help promote bone growth and strength. These activities involve muscles pushing against the bone.
There are so many ways to stay active and in motion, to get 60 minutes of activity each day. Keep in mind, that it may take a few tries to find out which activities you enjoy best. The important thing is to continue to live an active, healthy lifestyle that involves minutes in motion each day.