Eight Ways to Get Active for National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

  • The weather is finally warming up, making May a great time to get active with your family or students. It’s also National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and Action for Healthy Kids has got eight ways to celebrate:

    1. Keep the Every Kid Healthy Week momentum going into May by planning a Family Fitness Night. Yoga, ZUMBA, field games, basketball, and other activities are popular ways for families to enjoy a night of exercise together.
    2. Participate in Screen-free Week by unplugging and getting out of the house. Take a class at a community center, go bowling or mini-golfing, hike a nature preserve or park.
    3. Register to do a virtual 5K (as in, you can walk or run anywhere) on Saturday, May 5, 2018. All the proceeds go to Action for Healthy Kids! You can also register to run the NYC Marathon for Team Healthy Kids, which still has spots left.
    4. Participate in National Walk and Bike to School Day on May 9, 2018. Join an existing event, start your own, or simply walk or bike to school with your children. You can also get other resources on creating safe, active routes to school here.
    5. Join the Active Classrooms Campaign, where teachers are encouraged to try strategies to get kids moving in the classroom and share successes with others. If you register by May 4, you’ll be entered into prize drawings worth over $13,000.
    6. Start an activity club or intramural program at your school. No matter the size, capacity, or budget of your program, we’ve got tips and suggestions that can help you create a more active school community.
    7. Incorporate more activity minutes into the day by adding small chunks of exercise, five to ten minutes at a time, to your family’s or students’ routine. Try brain breaks at school and family activity points at home.
    8. Check out even more National Physical Fitness and Sports Month ideas from our Game On program.

    Ready to get moving?