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Let's Get Moving!

Kids need at least 1 hour of physical activity every day.

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What is physical activity?

If you are being active in a way that makes you breathe hard enough that you can only say a few words before taking another breath, that counts as physical activity.

For 2-5 year olds: Move around for at least 15 minutes after 30 minutes of screen time or other inactive time. Kids this age love to run around and need lots of time to do it!

How can I help my child be more active?

Talk with your child.

Talk to you child about what they would like to do to be active.​ This could be a sports team, taking walks as a family, dancing to music in the house, going somewhere like a park, or the YMCA or community center to play, run around, swim, or shoot hoops.

Plan for what to do and when to do it.

If you don’t have a plan, it likely will not happen.

Do a little at a time.

If 60 minutes sounds like a lot, break it up through the day.

Be an active role model.

Kids copy what their parents do, so add more active time to your days too! Look for all ways to have an active lifestyle – like taking the stairs and walking places when you can.

Watch videos on physical activity

Why is physical activity important?
​What counts as physical activity?
How much physical activity do kids need?
​How can I reach my physical activity goals?
Where can my family go to be active?

For more about kids and physical activity, here are a few online resources to check out: