United Healthcare Activate for Kids

School Wellness Initiative

Summer Fun in July

Activate for Kids want to make it easy for you by offering these great tips:
  • Prep - Clean and cut up fresh fruits and veggies and place them in lunch bags. This provides you and your family with quick, healthy snacks throughout the day.
  • Stay Active - Beat the heat, by getting out and moving in the morning. On the hottest days, make outside play time from 8-10 am instead of morning cartoons or errands. Find a way to get your kids active before the heat sets in.  
  • Exercise Indoors - A local gym with basketball courts, a climbing wall, or a local roller skating rink are all places that provide physical activity. The summer is a great time to try new activities. Also, be on the lookout for local deals and discounts.
  • Drink Water - It's so important to stay hydrated, especially when getting lots of physical activity. Freeze water bottles before you head out for the day to provide your children with a cool drink. Keep cut up watermelon pieces in your kitchen or freeze grapes for a tasty, hydrating snack. To liven up a plain glass of water, add fruit or veggie slices like lemons, limes, oranges, or cucumbers.  
  • Cool Activities - Visit a water park, a pool or the beach! These are perfect breaks for a hot day. Remember, it's important to think about safety at these summer destinations (like wearing life jackets and sunblock, watching out for ocean currents, and always keeping your children in sight).
  • Plan - Place a calendar in a high traffic area of your home with all your summer activities. They can be summer vacations, camp, and other special events. If you have more than one child, you may color-code the different activities. To combat boredom, reserve the empty dates for special family time, like a walk around the neighborhood after dinner or an outdoor movie.
Posted: July 01, 2013 by Sandra Castro

Sandra Castro

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June 2013