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Stay Active

It sure was a LONG winter, but Spring is finally here!  Time to get outside and play. 

Try to play outside at least four times a week. Need some ideas? Grab a friend and try one or more of the activities listed below - you could do something different every day!

  • Play hopscotch or “Mother May I?”  and other games.
  • Race to see who is the fastest runner.
  • Play soccer, volleyball, baseball or basketball.
  • Grab a ball and invent your own game!
  • Jump rope.
  • Take a nature walk.
  • Invent dances or cheers.

Screen Time

Doctors recommend that children and teens watch NO MORE THAN  two hours of quality TV or DVDs each day. This includes computer time, video-game time, television and movies. Why?

Because sitting in front of a TV means you are not being active and you're not burning calories as quickly. Plus, if you eat in front of a screen, you are adding extra calories. The commercials about food are usually not healthy food selections.

So here's what is recommended: 2 hours of screen time… OR LESS Watch only the shows that you like and will teach you something healthy. If you are channel surfing or watching reruns, find something else to do.
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