Wednesday May 27, 2020

Physical Activity

By now, you know the importance of being physically active and the role it plays in keeping you physically and mentally healthy. Today, let’s try to share that knowledge and get your family active with you! Designating time for quick, fun family workouts is a great way to spend some quality time together. Who will you share your activity with this week?

Today’s dance tutorial is from “Set it Off” from Disney’s Descendants. It’s a quick tutorial that will take some practice – you’ll need to do it a couple of times to learn the moves!
• (Time: 2:00)
Today’s workout, from Train by lululemon, utilizes your own body weight for low- and high-intensity exercises that are great for all fitness levels.
• (Time: 46:29)
• (Time: 32:20)

In Descendants, friends become like family for the characters. Share your workout with your friends who are like family! Post your dance to Tik Tok or Instagram and use the #healthykidsquarantined

Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Fat is an important part of a healthy diet but the word often gets a bad rap. Fat comes in many forms so it can be tricky to know which ones are healthy. The easiest way to understand the differences is to use our Go, Slow and Whoa categories. When we think about colors of a stop light, the green represents go, yellow tells us to slow down, and red signals us to stop. Just like a stop light we can think about the different types as Go, Slow, and Whoa fats.

• Go for unsaturated fats found in plants and fish that are good for our heart health and helps your child’s body grow by giving it fuel and helping to absorb vitamins.

• Slow with saturated fats found in meat, butter and cheese. Eating too much saturated fat can raise cholesterol levels and increase the chance of getting heart disease.

• Whoa with trans fats (or hydrogenated oils) found in snack foods, cookies, cakes and fried foods. Trans fats come from a chemical process, are not healthy and should be avoided when possible.

To learn more and about different fats watch this video! For an additional challenge compare the fat on food labels using this worksheet to decide the healthiest option.

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