Stay Active & Healthy in 2021!
Children and adolescents aged 6 and older need at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day, as well as at least a few days per week of bone- and muscle-strengthening exercises. Children younger than 6 years need 3 hours of activity every day.
Get 1 hour or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day.
Some Tips to Encourage Exercise:
- Emphasize fun. Help your child find a sport that they enjoy. The more they enjoy the activity, the more likely they will be to continue it. Get the entire family involved. It is a great way to spend time together.
Provide active toys.Young children especially need easy access to balls, jump ropes, and other active toys.
Set limits, each day. Use the free time for more physical activities video games Limit screen time, including time spent on TV, videos, and computers.
For more tips on how to keep your child active visit: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/fitness/Pages/Encouraging-Your-Child-to-be-Physically-Active.aspx