Elementary Nurse’s Corner April 2017: Tips to Get Active

Information and tips for parents, teachers and caregivers of children (5-11 years)

Help kids enjoy their way to a healthier lifestyle! One hour of physical activity every day: at home, at school, at play. Every step counts!

Tips to help kids get active

  • Encourage walking to school and getting active as a family
  • Get them to skateboard, bike or run instead of getting a ride
  • Ask them to walk the dog with you
  • Have them rake the leaves, shovel snow or carry the groceries
  • Encourage them to dance to their favorite music
  • Replace computer and TV time with something active
  • Build active opportunities into daily classroom routines and encourage students to join a school sport team
  • Take kids to the playground or to the park to play
  • Reduce screen time

Source: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-ps/hl-mvs/pa-ap/05paap-eng.php

Heidi Pallett, School Nurse

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