Sep 23, 2020 7:00 AM


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Exercise at Home

Welcome to tips for living a healthier life: the Healthy for Good Program (HFG). This week's tip (#7) is to Move More.

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25 Ways to Get Moving at Home

Twenty Five Ways to Get Moving at Home

Fun Exercises for Kids

Adequate physical acitivity can improve your length and quality of life, but it can be hard to get kids interested in moving more.

Here are 25 creative ways to get kids moving at home:

  1. Run in place for 30 seconds
  2. Dance party for 1 minute
  3. Stand up and sit down 10 times
  4. Read standing up
  5. Hot lava! Keep a balloon in the air without touching the ground (make it harder by only using heads or elbows
  6. Jumping Jacks for 30 seconds
  7. Do the hokey pokey
  8. See how many squats you can do in 15 seconds
  9. Stand up, touch your toes
  10. Wall sit while reading
  11. One-minute yoga
  12. Stretch your hands high over your head
  13. Arm circles forward for 30 seconds, arm circles backward for 30 seconds
  14. 10 frog jumps
  15. Standing mountain climbers for 30 seconds
  16. Stand on one leg, put your hands up, put your hands out to the side
  17. 5 lunges on the right leg, 5 lunges on the left leg
  18. Practice spelling, do a squat for every vowel
  19. Run in place for 30 seconds, check your heart rate
  20. Practice spelling by doing a jumping jack for each letter
  21. 30-second plank
  22. Practice math problems, do a jumping jack every time the answer is an even number
  23. 20 leg lifts
  24. Ball-toss spelling practice. Toss the ball and say a letter then toss the ball to someone else to say the next letter
  25. High knees for 30 seconds
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