Everyone Get Up . . .

And Exercise!

Tomorrow, August 1, kicks off Exercise With Your Child Week!

Introducing exercise at a young age facilitates healthy fitness habits.

Did You Know . . .

Regular physical activity has many benefits, some of which include
  • A healthy mind
  • Improved cognitive and academic performance
  • Reduction in the risk (or symptoms) of depression
  • Reduction in the risk (or symptoms) of anxiety
  • Facilitation of cardiovascular fitness
  • Facilitation of respiratory fitness
  • Strong bones
  • Strong muscles
  • Weight control
  • Reduction in the risk of
    • Heart Disease
    • Cancer
    • Type 2 Diabetes
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Osteoporosis
    • Obesity
Reference CDC | Physical Activity | Facts | Healthy Schools. (n.d.). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Retrieved July 25, 2021, from https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/physicalactivity/facts.htm


Click HERE for types of physical activities for school-age children and adolescents on the CDC website.

ExercisE challenge

My Challenge for YOU is to exercise every day this week. Now when I say exercise I don’t mean you need to go out and get a gym membership! Think of some fun activities you can do as a family. Go out and PLAY and HAVE FUN!

Check out these “31 Fitness Activities for Kids That You Can Do as a Family” by Waterford.org.

I’ve provided you with a Daily Fitness Log which can be found on my Activity Page that you can use to keep track of your exercise activities! Have fun and celebrate every time you log an activity.

Get up and go

Today we have a special guest, MY DAD, who will be reading Get Up and Go by Nancy Carlson. Enjoy this educational and inspiring book about exercise and learn how you can Get Up and Go!

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As a mother of 2 young children, Sarah has embraced her passion for playful writing and has become a published Children's Book Author. She believes that the best medium for learning is through play and shares activities that other parents, caregivers and educators can use with their children as well. Sarah also extends her gift of creativity and design to business owners and other aspiring authors with her Marketing & Design services.

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