Family Fun on the Run(Family Fun on the Run was formerly called Walk Nebraska)
Physical activity is important for children and adults of all ages.
Being active as a family can benefit everyone. Adults need 2½ hours a week of physical activity, and children need 60 minutes a day. Here are a few tips to add activity to your family's busy schedule.
- Set specific activity times: Determine time slots throughout the week when the whole family is available. Try doing something active after dinner or begin the weekend with a Saturday morning walk.
- Turn off the TV: Set a rule that no one can spend longer than 2 hours per day playing video games, watching TV, and using the computer.
- Plan for all weather conditions: Choose some activities that do not depend on the weather conditions. Try mall walking, indoor swimming, or active video games.
Physical Activity Resources
Let's Move First Lady Michelle Obama's program to help prevent childhood obesity.
(Source: White House, US Dept. Health & Human Services, USDA, US Dept. of Education)
Be Active Your Way Federal Government's first-ever Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
(Source: US Dept. Health & Human Services)
Map of Nebraska State Parks (Source: outdoornebraska.ne.gov)
MyPlate and Physical Activity Why it is important, how much is needed and number of calories burned (Source: USDA)
Physical Activity for Everyone Videos explain physical activity guidelines, give you tips on how to meet them and show how to do muscle strengthening exercises properly. (Source: CDC)