Share some strategies with kids so they can self-monitor to reduce screen time and increase play, exercise, and movement activities that boost their energy.
Kids will practice ways to help themselves reduce screen time and increase movement to boost their energy throughout the day.
Q: Do you know how long it takes for all of your blood to move through your body?
A: Only about a minute! Your heart muscle pumps blood throughout your body, which brings nutrients and oxygen to your cells. Moving helps your heart get stronger, gets your blood circulating, and is great for your body and brain.
Let's talk about screen time!
This activity will help you learn about a fun way to turn off the screens and move throughout your day. You are going to design your own fit circuit. Try this circuit before you start your homework or after 20 minutes on your tablet.
Q: Turn and talk with a partner. Tell each other the most useful thing you learned about move and screen time.
A: Discussions will vary, and can include:
Some screen time is okay, it can help you learn about something or be used to complete school work. But in your free time, moving will do a lot more for your body than screen time! Moving makes your heart stronger, builds strong bones and muscles, and helps you sleep better at night!
Get up and move to boost your energy.
When using a screen, set a timer for 20 minutes. When the timer goes off, get up and do some fit moves.
Time: 10 Minutes