Play Every Day
You don't have to be an athlete or in love with exercise equipment to practice healthy living. In fact, when your family makes play a priority, you'll probably find yourself having so much fun that you won't even notice how active you are. Adding short periods of playful activity to your day helps provide you with the energy that you need to live a full and balanced life. It is also one of the keys to avoiding a variety of chronic conditions down the road, and what better way to spend time with your kids now?Download the Quick Start Kit (.pdf)
Helpful Healthy Habits
Families at Play for an Hour a Day
Playful movement is one of the keys to a healthy family home. It doesn't matter what you choose to do. As long as your arms and legs are moving, it's good for you. To get 60 minutes of activity throughout your day just add ten minutes here and fifteen minutes there. It adds up and it all counts, so get playing!
Turn It Up a Notch
Several times each week, spend a little more energy while moving. Try to engage in vigorous activities at least three times each week for 20 consecutive minutes. Don't worry if five or ten minutes leaves you feeling wiped out at first. Small steps will get you there, so don't overdo it. When the play stops feeling good, take a break.