Wellness Challenges

Wellness Challenge of the Month 

In the month of August, challenge yourself to exercise with your family. 

Physical activity is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. It can help prevent chronic diseases, control weight, build muscle and decreases the risk of obesity. Engaging in physical activity as a family can be a fun way to get everyone moving. 

Being active as a family increases opportunities for kids and families to be physically active. Below are some activities you and your family can consider to get started on the path to a healthier lifestyle. 

  • Give children toys that encourage physical activity, such as balls, kites and jump ropes. 
  • Encourage children to join a sports team or try a new physical activity. 
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator. 
  • Walk around the block after a meal. 
  • Find time to spend together doing a fun activity, like family bike day or swim day.
  • Issue a family challenge to commit to physical activity five days a week for six weeks. 

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