Content tagged "move more everyday"

So You Think You Can't Dance?

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 11, 2015

Dance isn’t just art and entertainment. It is a way to be active and maintain fitness.

Increase Physical Activity

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: September 28, 2015

Author: Melissa Bess, MS, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, Missouri Cooperative Extension System, University of MissouriThe 2010 Dietary Guidelines...

Make Family Time Active Time

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: September 25, 2015

Remaining physically active while raising a family can be a difficult task. It is hard finding time to engage in activities when it seems as if the to-do...

Video - "All 4 Kids" Ven Conmigo

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: September 16, 2014

  For more information about this topic, see the article How Much 'Physical Activity' do Children Need?, from eXtension's Families, Food and Fitness Area.

Move More Everyday

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: February 14, 2013

Physical activity is important for good physical and mental health, as well as a healthy body weight. It reduces the risk for certain cancers, diabetes and...

What is the Difference Between Physical Fitness, Exercise, and Physical Activity?

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 14, 2012

Health care professionals, the media and now the White House. Everywhere we turn today we hear how important exercise and physical activity are to long life...

Indoor Activities for You and Your Kids and More!

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 14, 2012

It is a cold, rainy day. . . or school is canceled due to snowy conditions. . . or 105-degree weather outside is beyond enjoyable. Whatever the reason for...

Why is Weight Lifting Important for Overall Fitness?

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 14, 2012

Weight lifting, resistance training, muscle strengthening, or strength training are all common terms used to describe types of exercise that help build lean...

How Much Physical Activity is Enough for Adults to Maintain or Improve Health?

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 14, 2012

Being physically active is one of the most important steps people of all ages can take to improve their health. The United States Department of Health and...

Does Gardening Count as Exercise and Physical Activity?

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 14, 2012

Gardening is a great way to not only enjoy some fresh air, but to get some exercise and increase your physical activity, too!Gardening activities, such as...

Why do I need 10,000 Steps a Day?

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 14, 2012

10,000 steps a day (which equals about 5 miles) is a goal recommended by Shape Up America!, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, and the American...

Adequate Sleep Contributes To Having A Healthy Weight

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: June 15, 2012

To be successful in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, make sure you get enough sleep. It may seem that if you slept less, you would at least be up...

Lifelong Benefits of Moving More

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: June 14, 2012

Regular physical activity that is performed on most days of the week reduces the risk of developing or dying from some of the leading causes of illness and...

Ten Things You Can Do Now to Maintain Calorie Balance and Sustain a Healthy Weight

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: June 02, 2011

Author: Ellen Schuster, MS, RD, Human Environmental Sciences, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri, University of Missouri Extension Knowing your...

Playground Safety

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: February 14, 2011

Author: Margaret W. Miltenberger, M.B.A., B.S., 4-H and Family Extension Agent, West Virginia University, WVU Mineral County Extension Office Children love...

Playing It Safe in the Summer Heat & Sun

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: January 06, 2011

Authors: Joanne Kinsey, M.S., CFCS, Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station , Rutgers (NJ) Cooperative Extension Cara Muscio, Marine Agent,...

Yoga and Pilates for Good Health

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: January 06, 2011

Author: Connie Crawley, MS, RD, LD, Family and Consumer Sciences, The University of Georgia, The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension In the last few...

Tai Chi: Movement for Health Benefits

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: January 06, 2011

Author: Jamie Goffena, M.S., Food, Nutrition and Health Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension If the word exercise strikes fear in your heart,...

Benefits of Latin Dance

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: January 05, 2011

Author: Nicole Peritore, B.S., Exercise Science, University of Kentucky, KY Cooperative Extension It is hard to miss the buzz around the television shows...

Physical Activity in the Warm Summer Months

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 29, 2010

In the summer, many people spend more time outside. You may be working in the garden, mowing the grass, going for a walk, washing the car, walking around at...

The Importance of Stretching to Achieve and Maintain Flexibility

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: May 12, 2010

Regular stretching, as well as warming up and cooling down before and after exercise, can reduce your risk for injuries and improve flexibility and range of...

Starting a Walking Program

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 18, 2009

Did you know that you can gain up to 2 hours of life for every hour you spend exercising? Research has shown that walking is a great way to get in your daily...

Adding Physical Activity to Your Day One Step at a Time

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 18, 2009

More people are setting the goal to become more physically active. This goal can be achieved by adding simple activities to your everyday life to increase...

Goal Setting and Accountability: Introduction

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: October 27, 2009

Setting goals for yourself creates an air of motivation and can be a great catalyst for change. Mississippi in Motion has set the goal of ½ to 2 lbs lost...

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