At the end of a long day at school or work, come together with your child to play. Getting that 60 minutes of movement in every day is crucial to their growing bodies and it’s a great way to connect with your kid. After all, you know quite well, what they see….is what they do. Their little sponge minds are constantly looking for ways to emulate you.
Need a few tips on exercising together? Take a look:
- Set a good example – have fun together by walking, tumbling in the leaves or playing catch
- Take the President’s Physical Fitness Challenge together as a family. Earn rewards for active lifestyles! Check out presidentschallenge.org
- Establish a routine – set aside special time with your child each day
- Have an activity party – try a backyard Olympics or relay races – host a swimming, bowling or staking party
- Set up a home gym – used canned goods as weights, use a stair for lunges or stretching
- Give activity gifts – encourage your child’s activity by giving gifts that promote fitness like balls, jump ropes, etc
This is part of the Get a Move On series – keeping your child healthy through activity and movement.