Be More Active

Looking for new activities that will fit into your busy schedule? Try these tips to get you and your kids moving more:

Indoors

  • Dance to your favorite music. Or, dance to your kids’ favorite music!
  • Limit your “screen time”- the time you spend in front of the TV, video games or computer (for non-school work) – to 2 hours each day.
  • Be active while watching TV. Use a stationary bike, treadmill, stair climber, or small weights.
  • No equipment, no problem: Pilates, yoga, and tai chi are great for toning, balance and flexibility.
  • Stretch! Stretch! Stretch!

Outdoors

  • Play with your kids: shoot some hoops, jump rope, or play tag.
  • Walk your kids to school or volunteer to chaperone a Walking School Bus.
  • Take family walks after dinner.
  • Go for a run or ride your bike. Or, run and have your kids bike beside you. Choose child-safe routes.
  • Walk to the grocery store and to other errands.
  • Plant a garden.
  • Mow the lawn, with a rotary mower.
  • Learn a new sport: tennis, hiking, or rollerblading.
  • Massachusetts has so many state parks, forests and other open lands. Explore them all. Find opportunities in your community.

This information is provided by Mass in Motion.