If you had more time for physical activity, what would you do?

If you had more time for physical activity, what would you do? Give consideration to where you like to be physically active, with whom and what provides you with the greatest enjoyment or stress relief.

And, if you are a busy parent, what ideas do you have for your family to be more active?

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

TAKE ACTION:

Choose a simple activity to do today:

  • Take a short, brisk walk
  • Hop, skip and jump to or from the car or transit stop (even more fun if your kids are with you!)
  • Play a running game such as tag
  • Enjoy an active scavenger hunt – first person to gather materials to spell a word (see the YMCA example above), find 5 pieces of trash, collect 4 different coloured leaves, find items that start with the letter of each person’s name
  • Head to one of your local play park
  • Explore the neighbourhood – flip a coin every time you reach a corner to determine which direction to head next

And, if you are close to a YMCA a family swim or personal workout might be just the ticket to increase your physical activity.


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