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5 Winter Ways to Keep Moving

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Physical activity is one of the most important parts of being a healthy family.  It helps with mood, school performance, health and overall well-being. Children should strive for 60 minutes of fun fitness every day. Adults ages 18 and over should strive to achieve 30 minutes of physical activity five or more days a week.

Here’s out to do it simply:

  1. Try indoor ice-skating or a family adventure walk in place of going out to a movie. Just calling it an adventure makes it more fun.
  2. If it’s cold outside break-up your outdoor activities. Try adding three 10-minute bursts of physical activity throughout the day. -A quick game of tag, toss, or running around the block
  3. Park farther away on errands so you have to walk further to the store -just remember to bundle up!
  4. During TV commercials, take turns choosing an exercise -sit-ups, push-ups, toe touches, or jumping jacks. -See how can be the fastest, silliest or sweatiest.
  5. Have a dance party, take out the flashlights and make it disco night.

See more ideas on fitting exercise into your family’s schedule.

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  1. Natalia on December 2nd, 2010 11:15 am

    We love getting outdoors even on the coldest days of our freezing NY winter. And to warm up, we play tag or “Duck, duck, goose”, one of my kid’s favorite games! Often they are out of breath before me, which is a good sign, as they are getting a great workout. And we do not have to carry any equipment with us!. And we always reserve our family indoor swimming sessions on cold and rainy days, so we have a nice warm play to have fun and exercise!

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