Active Play for Healthy Holidays!

December 8, 2009

From the Healthy Kids Challenge dietitians to you and your families:

We wish you the happy, healthy holiday season you most definitely deserve!

To help make this wish come true, here are 5 tips for fun family physical activity during the holidays:

1. Try a nature scavenger hunt outdoors if the weather allows.
2. Turn on some peppy music and dance indoors.
3. Play a game of animal charades. Players will get added stretching if they walk like the animals!
4. Check out a library video on gentle stretching or low impact exercise that all ages can try.
5. Go for a family walk prior to a holiday event – indoors or outdoors!
For more Active Play ideas click here.

In my family it’s #5 that works. After dishes are done, my aunts and cousins all go on a walk together outdoors if the weather is nice. What gets your family moving during the holidays? Do you have ideas to share?

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2 Responses to “Active Play for Healthy Holidays!”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    We go outside and take our dog for a walk. If nothing else, we have the kids go run around the house a few times to burn off some energy!

  2. Shelley Says:

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing! Have you seen the Exercise as Medicine blog called "be active your way" this might be a nice feed for you to follow! Keep up the good work!


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