Tammy Roberts, MS, RD, LD, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, Bates County, University of Missouri Extension
Winter is over and gone with it should be the excuses for not being physically active. The warm weather and the blooming daffodils beckon us outside. There are a variety of activities the entire family can do to meet daily activity needs.
Before you head out the door, you may wonder how much activity is enough. For adults, 30 to 60 minutes of moderate physical activity is recommended most days of the week… If you don’t have 30 minutes, you can do your physical activity in three ten-minute bouts, but that ten minutes needs to be moderate exercise. While all activity is good, if you are getting moderate exercise in less than 10 minute bouts, those minutes don’t count toward your 30-60 minutes per day. Children need at least 60 minutes of physical activity most days of the week…
For the many health benefits of exercising, and activities to get you started, see the full version of this article at http://missourifamilies.org/