What is Family Health and Fitness Day?
Family Health and Fitness Day was created by the Health and Information Resource Center and is celebrated each year on the last weekend in September. The goal of the day was to inspire families to get up, get moving, and encourage family involvement in physical activity. Events are hosted throughout the community but these ideas can be used as a daily guide to increase your family health.
Fun Ideas for the Family
In order to make physical activity more exciting, let each member of your family pick one activity that they would like to do. Listed below are a few suggestions, but don’t limit your child’s imagination. Any activity that requires movement works perfectly to improve family health!
|Walk/Run||Football||Capture the Flag|
|Bike Ride||Basketball||Roller Blading|
Try making weekly commitments like Walking Wednesday or Silly Dance Saturday. Create monthly neighborhood fitness days involving different activities each month. Start healthy potluck parties where each person brings their favorite healthy meal. Having a community all trying to make health improvements makes the seemingly daunting task much easier and fun.
Small Fitness and Nutrition Changes Make Huge Impacts
No matter the activity, make today about being active with your loved ones! Focusing on family health develops lifelong habits that will keep you and your family healthy for years. These small changes today will help fight the childhood obesity epidemic facing many children today. In addition, you can start slowing adding more fruits and vegetable to your daily menu. Every small change makes a huge impact!