4-H Virtual Recess: Get Moving

It’s important for children and youth to get physical activity for at least 60 minutes each day.

  • Physical activity releases endorphins, which makes you feel happier.
  • Physical activity gives you more energy and reduces stress.
  • Regular physical activity helps to improve strength and endurance.
  • Physical activity can help prevent obesity.
  • Physical activity can help build healthy bones and muscles.
  • Research shows a relationship between physical fitness and increased academic performance.
  • Clover Challenge Physical Fitness graphic.

    Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down

    Give a thumbs up or thumbs down to indicate if the activities listed below are good or not so good ‘Get Moving” activities

  • Dancing
  • Jumping Rope
  • Playing Tennis
  • On the computer
  • Riding a bike
  • Sleeping
  • Listening to Music
  • Swimming
  • Talking on the phone
  • Watching TV

  • Share three other activities that will get you moving:

    Physical Fitness Plan

    Create a physical fitness plan. The 60 minutes a day does not have to be at the same time. Consider developing a daily plan for your physical fitness.

    Here is an example of activities to include in your plan throughout the day.

    To Start Your Day –

    • Stretches
    • Walking the Dog
    • Dance Around the Living Room

    During the Day – Consider maintaining routine school recess and physical education times into the day’s schedule.

    • Jump Rope
    • Hopscotch
    • Basketball
    • Bike Rides
    • Walking
    • Chores can count, too! – Raking Leaves, Cutting Grass, Washing Car, Vacuuming

    At the End of the Day –

    • Take a Walk After Dinner
    • Have a Family Dance Party
    • Take Commercial Physical Activity Breaks during family TV time
    • Stretches

    References:

  • Images https://pixabay.com/
  • Discovering the World of 4-H – LSU AgCenter Pub 3265
  • Michigan State University Extension Service
  • https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/physicalactivit...

  • Answers for “Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down”

  • Dancing – UP
  • Jumping Rope – UP
  • Playing Tennis – UP
  • On the computer - DOWN
  • Riding a bike – UP
  • Sleeping - DOWN
  • Listening to Music - DOWN
  • Swimming – UP
  • Talking on the phone - DOWN
  • Watching TV – DOWN

  • Compiled and presented by Lanette Hebert, SW Region 4-H Coordinator, Louisiana 4-H.

    3/19/2020 9:04:34 PM
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