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Regular exercise in nature is proven to improve children’s physical and mental health. Outdoor activity helps kids maintain a healthy weight, boosts their immunity and bone health and lowers stress. Let’s Move Outside, administered by the Department of Interior, was created to get kids and families to take advantage of America’s great outdoors-which abound in every city, town and community. And together, these agencies oversee more than one-fifth of the nation’s land – including millions of acres of National forests, parks and trails.

Kids need at least 60 minutes of active and vigorous play each day to stay healthy, and one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to meet this goal is by playing outside. By linking parents to nearby parks, trails and waters – and providing tips and ideas – Let’s Move Outside can help families develop a more active lifestyle.

 
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let’s Move!
July is Park and Recreation Month – time to head outside, get involved in activities in your community, and have fun! Having a safe and enjoyable place to play is an important part of staying active and healthy. Many public parks have free programming such as swimming, dance classes, Zumba, picnic opportunities, music concerts, cook outs, and more! Click here to find fun outdoor activities near you this month.