How do I make it happen?

Being active for 60 minutes a day isn't hard as it might seem - after all, a day is made up of 1,440 minutes!  It doesn't have to be done all at once, and there are LOTS of ways to do it.  There's almost no limit to the ways you can get and stay active.  Join a team, play with a friend, take a walk, ride your bike.  The best activity to do is the one (or the ones) you WILL do.

Find the time to fit it in.  Break up your activity into smaller periods. 

  • 20 minutes of walking in the morning; 15 minutes jumping rope with friends after school; 25 minutes playing football or another sport at home with family or at practice on a team. That's 60!
  • 10 minutes riding your bike to school; 20 minutes walking around the track at lunchtime; 10 minutes riding your bike home; 20 minutes swimming at the YMCA.  That's 60!
  • 30 minutes playing tag at the park with your little brother or sister; 20 minutes walking to the store and back for your neighbor; 10 minutes raking the front lawn. That's 60! 

Getting, and staying, physically active will help you now and in the future. 
So choose an activity and get active!