I recently came across this image
and thought, “everyone should know this.” So much of what we read or hear or feel pressure to do requires quite a bit of work. Especially if what we are currently doing is so different than what the experts suggest. But 20 minutes? Surely we can make that happen. Maybe it’s a dance party while we make dinner. Maybe it’s a walk outside after dinner while the weather is still warm. Maybe it’s a weekend bike ride or race around the bases of a nearby baseball field on the way to the grocery store. When we, as parents get involved it not only sets a great example for our kids but helps us too. I know that when I can stop myself from lamenting how busy I am long enough to to engage in whatever physical activities my kids are doing, I feel better.
Race across the yard. See who can balance on one foot the longest. Play freeze tag.
Exercise, even a little bit, benefits the body and the mind. I know I, for one, could use a few minutes to remember how fun it was to be a kid.