GIVING OUR KIDS A HEALTHY START
Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. In combination with healthy eating, it can help prevent a range of chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and stroke, which are the three leading causes of death. Physical activity helps control weight, builds lean muscle, reduces fat, promotes strong bone, muscle, and joint development, and decreases the risk of obesity. Children need 60 minutes of play with moderate to vigorous activity every day to grow up to a healthy weight.
Let’s Move aims to increase opportunities for kids to be physically active, both in and out of school, and to create new opportunities for families to move together.:
Active Families: Engage in physical activity each day: a total of 60 minutes for children, and 30 minutes for adults.
Active Schools: A variety of opportunities are available for schools to add more physical activity into the school day, including additional physical education classes, before–and after-school programs, recess, and opening school facilities for student and family recreation in the late afternoon and evening.
Active Communities: Community leaders can promote physical fitness by working to increase safe routes for kids to walk and ride to school; by revitalizing parks, playgrounds, and community centers; and by providing fun and affordable sports and fitness programs.
Looking for ideas to keep your kids physically active at home? These free kids workout videos are so much fun, your kiddos won’t even realize they are exercising!
Below you’ll find workout videos for teens and kids, preschool and toddler exercise videos, fun brain breaks to get the wiggles out, and dance videos just to get kids up and moving around. Use these online exercise videos to help kids burn off extra energy, turn off the video games and screen time, plan a whole family dance party, and enjoy a kid-friendly workout together right in your own living room.
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