Learning ZoneXpress is supporting the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. During the month of May, we challenge everyone to get the recommended physical activity guidelines for children and adults.
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults:
• Aim for 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity each week. Moderate activity includes things like walking fast, dancing, swimming, and raking leaves.
• Do muscle-strengthening activities – like lifting weights or using exercise bands – at least 2 days a week.
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that children and adolescents aged 6-17 years:
• Should have 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity each day.
• Do 60 minutes of aerobic activity each day and include muscle and bone strengthening physical activity at least 3 days each week.
Learning ZoneXpress has a brand new resource to help you, your students, clients and friends get moving, the Physical Activity Challenge Bookmarks!
Keep track of the sports and activities you’ve tried with these fun incentives. This two-sided bookmark features a handy list of different physical activities with space to mark off those that you’ve tried, as well as to indicate your favorites. The backside highlights the benefits of being physically active and helps encourage getting 60 minutes each day. The bookmark makes a great giveaway for kids and adults alike!
Physical activity is for everyone. No matter what shape you are in, you can find activities that work for you. Together, we can rise to the challenge and get more active during the month of May and all year long!