Physical Activity and Kids and Teens
Family Resource Brief
Here you will find websites about physical activity and kids and teens.
Body and Mind: Physical Activity.
An interactive website for kids and teens
to motivate them to be more active. Create
your own fitness and activity calendar, check
out activity cards to learn about a wide range
of sports and activities, and read articles
about overcoming physical challenges.
Articles in English and Spanish for parents, teens,
and kids about
fitness and physical activity. Topics include fitness
for kids in various age groups, fitness for kids
who don't like sports, preventing kids’ sports
injuries, steroids, and strength training.
Move. Tools for parents, kids, schools,
and communities to help kids be more active,
eat better, and get healthy.
Activity Basics. Answers
the questions, How
much physical activity do children need? and How
can we make physical activity a part of a child’s
Challenge. A 6-week physical activity
challenge for kids, teens, adults, and seniors.
Get active and track activity to earn an award
for reaching your goal. Join as an individual,
as a family, or as a group of friends. New programs include the Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP), Presidential Active Lifestyle Award: (PALA+), and Presidential Champions program.
Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity
and Nutrition). Tips, activity ideas,
and tools to help parents and caregivers help
their kids and teens ages 8–13 achieve
and maintain a healthy weight by focusing on
better food choices, increased physical activity,
and less time spent watching TV or playing
computer or video games.
Learn more about physical activity and kids and teens.
Need more information? Use the collection of resources that NCEMCH staff have put together for you and your family.
Physical Activity and Kids and Teens: Family Resource Brief. (August
2010). (Updated: December 2016).
Author: Susan Brune Lorenzo, M.L.S., NCEMCH; Breanne C. Wilhite, B.S.
Reviewer: Olivia K. Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., NCEMCH.