As the weather gets nicer in May, it’s the perfect time to get outdoors to celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Use these tips from USA.gov to make fitness more fun:
Exercise doesn’t have to be boring. You can play games with your family like wiffle ball, tag and capture the flag. Go to a local park or your backyard to run around with your kids. Before you know it, you’ll have met the daily guidelines of 60 minutes of movement for kids and 30 minutes for adults.
Take the President’s Fitness Challenge to see how you stack up against other people your age. Based on your scores you can earn awards in different categories. You can give it a try at https://www.presidentschallenge.org/challenge/physical/index.shtml
Look to your state tourism office to learn about active events, sports teams for your children to play on or adult recreational leagues for yourself.
No one wants to get hurt and have to spend time on the sidelines. If you do end up with an injury, learn the best at-home treatments and when you should call in the professionals at http://publications. usa.gov/USAPubs.php?PubID=5749. You’ll also find tips on how to prevent more injuries.
You can find more ideas to get you and your family moving at LetsMove.gov