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
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)