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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.

Source: Be An Active Family from USDA's ChooseMyPlate.

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Physical Activity Resources

walking along a sidewalk trail

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:

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)