Hey kids! Did you know that the average child in America spends more time watching TV than he or she does running and playing? It’s important to find creative ways to get active, have fun with movement and play every day.
Quiet time for reading and homework is fine, but you should limit time spent watching TV, playing video games or surfing the web so you have more time to play. If you’re going to watch TV or play computer games, break it up! Pause the game. Make commercial breaks “Let’s Move!” breaks. Here are some fun ideas:
Come up with your own activities and share them with friends and family. You need about 60 minutes of active play every day. It may sound like a lot, but it doesn’t all need to happen at one time. Physical activity throughout the day all adds up. And when you get moving, you’re more likely to: