Family Health & Fitness Day


Parents and caregivers play an important role in shaping children’s ideas and development. Parents and guardians who display positive and healthy lifestyle choices influence the decisions and behaviors of their children. Children model the behavior of the adults in their lives.

So, how can families find time for fitness?

  • At the beginning of each month identify weekly 30-minute time slots that all members of the family can dedicate to family fitness time.
  • Instead of watching TV after dinner, enjoy a family physical activity.
  • Ask other families to participate in an informal weekly game of soccer or volleyball.
  • Ask your children to select and organize activities. It is empowering and motivating to be a part of the process and facilitates the development of both life skills and positive lifestyle behaviors.

How are you going to be a positive role model for your kids, grandkids, or those kids you know?