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Indoor Physical Activity Ideas for Families

Engaging in physical activity as a family is not only fun, but also important for promoting interest in exercise among children. The most recent Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, published by the United States Department of Health & Human Services, recommends children ages 6 to 17 get 60 minutes of activity every day. 

Lifestyle Counselor Jennifer Lee, CPT, shares several suggestions for indoor exercises during inclement weather, when playing outside may not be possible. 

Lava Game

Family Olympics

Simon Says

Pair Exercise with a Movie or TV Show

 

Other Resources:

Physical Activity Guidelines from the CDC