The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that children be physically active for at least 60 minutes a day. For children, the 60 minutes of activity can be done over the day, and some of that time may come from moderate physical activity offered in schools and classrooms through physical education classes. Adults should do a minimum of 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week.
Make getting more physical activity and exercise a family project. Encourage everyone to think of fun activities that get you up and moving, off the couch, and away from the TV. Choose a different activity each day or each week to try. A few suggestions are below.