Reduce Screen time & get moving
Did you know that, on average, teens spend approximately 7 hours each day watching TV, playing video games, using the computer, and/ or texting? With tablets, cell phones, computers, and TV’s being an ordinary part of children’s daily routine, screen time has reached an all-time high. Decreasing the amount of time your child spends using technology, can help your child be healthier. Also, limiting your child’s screen time can help your child be at a healthy weight, help with school performance and also improve sleep.
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Be an Active Family
Being active as a family can be fun and offers great health benefits for everyone. Use these ten tips to learn how to get your family active!Be an Active Family ▶
When exercise is a regular part of the family’s activities, everyone wins! Motivate your kids to get off the couch and get moving. There are so many ways to get active and have fun. To add an extra boost of motivation, try adding in goals, targets, or a family friendly competition.
Through rainy or sunny days, there are always opportunities to get your children up and moving. Take a look at these ideas to get your family active whether it be indoors or outdoors.Get Moving ▶
For The Kids
For all you moms and dads out there, you may be trying to find ways to get your kids away from the computer and away from the screen. Well these sites are here to get your family moving. So turn on that computer and get ready to work up a sweat.
For The Parents
Walk and Roll to School Did you know that only 14% of kids walk to school? Walking to school is a great way to burn some calories and reduce traffic. Kaiser Permanente and Safe Routes to School have teamed up to create this resource for parents, kids and schools to walk.
Healthy Habits for Life Take a trip to Sesame Street where Burt, Ernie and others help to get your kids moving.
President’s Physical Fitness Challenge One way to get your family moving is by creating a challenge. The President’s Physical Fitness Challenge offers ways for adults and kids to set goals and meet that challenge.