What's Your Move?

Editor's Note: INSHAPE encourages teachers to share this email (web version) with students, families, educational colleagues, and community partners. The information is research-based and reviewed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 
Walk.   Run.   Dance.   Play.   What's your move?

Everyone needs physical activity to stay healthy. You know kids need physical activity to grow up strong and healthy. It's also been proven that physical activity improves academic performance, mood, sleep, and even school attendance.
 
While it is important during times of regular school, staying active is important every day. Let's get started. How much daily physical activity are we talking about? Kids and teens require 60 minutes or more a day.
 

 
And small changes can add up to big benefits! Getting your 60 minutes can be done all at one time or in intervals as small as one minute at a time. Everything counts.
 
The Move Your Way tools, videos, and fact sheets on this page have tips that make it easier to get a little more active. Small changes can add up to big benefits!
 
Help children understand why physical activity is important.
Share this fact sheet with your kids.
 
Parents: Physical activity can make your daily life better too.
Read the fact sheet for parents.

 

 
Don’t feel like getting active?
Learn some tips for getting motivated.
(video: 115 seconds)

 

 
Help your kids get more physical activity.
Use this tool to find ways to fit more activity into their day

 

 
Can't get outside?   Learn how to get kids moving when you’re stuck in the house. (video: 107 seconds)

 
 
The health. moves. minds.™ program brings the lessons, activities, and community-building ideas that can help kids live their best lives. Inspire healthy habits, fuel active minds, and teach kids to thrive physically and emotionally with this new service-learning program.
 

“We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.”     ~ Carlos Castaneda


 
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