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NATIONAL EXERCISE WITH YOUR CHILD WEEK – First Full Week in August

Exercise with Your Child Week - Second Week in August

NATIONAL EXERCISE WITH YOUR CHILD WEEK

National Exercise With Your Child Week is observed in August. Good health is a family affair. When you practice a healthy lifestyle, your children are more likely to follow. Starting young is the key to developing healthy fitness habits. Good exercise habits also give your child a head start for Physical Education in school, sports and other activities. Encouraging each other to stick with an exercise program also helps you stay fit. A healthy body is a key to a healthy mind.

There are several things you can do with your children to encourage physical fitness. Dancing is an excellent form of exercise. Turning on the radio and or playlist pumps up everyone to get down and work that cardio and muscles. If you prefer a more strict exercise regiment, try planking. If you hold the plank for at least 30 seconds, you will end up with great abs. Squats and burpees can go hand-in-hand. Both help with muscles found in the lower portions of your body. If you prefer to do it all, join a sport. Sports have been known to get kids (and adults) into shape and keep them fit as long as they continue to participate.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Learn how you can exercise with your children. Organizations all over the nation are participating in Nation Exercise With Your Child Week. Check locally to see who’s taking part in your community.

Use #NationalExerciseWithYourChild in social media.

HISTORY

Shiela Madison founded National Exercise with Your Child Week in 2010 to promote family physical fitness.

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