February's Focus is Heart Health Awareness
Indoor Activities for Heart Healthy Kids
The American Heart Association recommends children ages 6 to 17 get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. Preschoolers and toddlers need even more than that. Don’t let winter get in the way of heart health. You can still keep your child moving, even when they’re stuck indoors. Here are some suggestions for physical activities your child can do inside, with ideas for toddlers to teens:
- Have a dance party or march to music.
- Set up a furniture obstacle course through the house.
- Create a timed indoor scavenger hunt.
- Set up fitness stations throughout the house: push-ups in the living room, crunches in the kitchen, planking in the hallway and a stair-climb on the stairs.
- Follow a fitness video, app or video game.
- Install a pull-up bar or set up an area for weights.
Indoor-activity destinations for all ages
- Join a gym.
- Check out your community center for open gyms, indoor playgrounds and low-cost classes.
- Ask about open swim times and activities at public indoor pools.
- Sign your child up for dance classes, martial arts or another indoor sports.
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