Be an Active Family
Being active as a family can benefit everyone. Adults need 2½ hours a week of physical activity, and children need 60 minutes a day. Check out these tips to add more activity to your family’s busy schedule.
Physical Activity Builds a Healthy and Strong America
This infographic outlines the effects inadequate physical activity has on our nation’s health, economy and military readiness. It also emphasizes the many health, safety, and community benefits increased physical activity can offer.
Physical Activity Recommendations for Youth
This infographic will help you find ways to help all children and young people get at least 60 minutes of physical activity everyday!
Physical Activity at Home, Work and Play
Adding activity into your day is possible. Choose activities that you enjoy. Adults should aim for at least 2½ hours or 150 minutes of physical activity each week. Every little bit adds up, and doing something is better than doing nothing. Most important—have fun while being active!
Make Celebrations Fun, Healthy & Active
Eating healthy and being physically active can be a fun part of parties and events. Great gatherings are easy to do when tasty, healthy foods from all the food groups are offered in a fun, active environment.
How Many Calories does Physical Activity Burn?
Want to know how many calories you burn when you're active? Click here to learn more!
Move More! Poster
This poster gives some great ideas for getting 60 minutes of physical activity every day!
Be a Healthy Role Model for Children
They learn from watching you--eat healthy and be active, and your kids will too!
Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York School Wellness and CATCH Video
Watch how two local schools are taking a coordinated approach to child health!
New York State Parks website
Now is the time to get out with your family and friends, and enjoy the beauty and fun in Finger Lakes State Parks! This website will help you find a NYS Park near you!
Physical Activity Guidelines for Youth
What's the recommendations for physical activity for kids? Find out here!
Blast Off Game
Stock your rocket ship with all the food and physical activity you need for a successful trip to outer space!
This resources gives you the information you need to help improve students health through fun activities while still meeting your schools needs.
Create Your Family Media Plan
How much screen time is healthy for you and your family? This tool will help you create a personalized family media use plan.
Let's Move Active Schools
Active kids do better in school. But how do we ensure that kids get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day? Make 60 minutes of physical activity a day the norm in K-12 schools. Let’s Move! Active Schools equips schools with the resources and tools to increase physical education and physical activity opportunities for students, and to cultivate an Active School environment.
Keep Your Heart Healthy!
Take steps today to lower your risk of heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.
Heart Disease Fact Sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This handout describes heart disease facts, risk factors, and government efforts to prevent this deadly disease.
Know the Facts about Heart Disease
Want to know more about heart disease? Check out this handout to learn what it is, and how you can prevent heart disease.
American Heart Month 2017: Change Starts with a Heart-to-Heart
For American Heart Month 2017, Million Hearts® is calling on younger Americans to spread prevention messages. We believe young adults have the power to engage their parents in crucial conversations about heart disease prevention that can result in heart-healthy behavior changes.
This brochure describes the CATCH Program, a school based program that transforms children’s health by improving their nutrition, level of physical activity, classroom environment, and community.
Fruit, Veggie Swag Rap
Do you have a minute for an active break? This you tube video will have you up and dancing!
Evolution of Mom dancing with Michelle Obama and Jimmy Fallon
Dance along with this short video--what a fun way to take a quick break and get your heart pumping!
CDC's Healthy Schools Initiative
What can you do to make your child's school more supportive of healthy eating and physical activity for students? This website has lots of ideas to develop a school environment that encourages healthy lifestyles for students!
Body Mass Index-BMI Calculator
Body Mass Index (BMI) can be used to screen for weight categories that may lead to potential health problems.
Best Bones Forever for Girls
This website has lots of fun stuff to show you how to build strong bones!