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  1. BE MORE ACTIVE AT WORK:
    Walk during breaks or at lunchtime.
    Start a Walking Club.

    Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator.

    Ride your bike to work. Learn more about bike commuting.

    Park your car farther away from the entrance and walk.

    Get on and off the bus a couple of blocks away from your work.

  2. BE MORE ACTIVE AT SCHOOL
    Participate in your school's Walk to School Day.

    Ride bikes or walk to school with your child. Take turns with other parents and neighbors.
    Encourage your child to go outside and play during recess and lunch — jump rope, walk, run, or play kick-ball, basketball or soccer.

    Ask your child's teacher or P.E. department about taking part in the Kids Fitness Challenge.

  3. BE MORE ACTIVE AT HOME
    Take family walks in the evening after dinner.

    Play with your kids — dance, jump rope, play tag or hide-and-go-seek.
    Dance to your favorite music.
    Plant a family garden and eat what you grow.

    Limit screen time to two hours or less each day. This includes TV, computers, and video games.
    Exercise while watching TV. Challenge family members to crunches and push-ups.

    Do stretches before bedtime. It may help you and your child relax and sleep better.

  4. BE MORE ACTIVE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
    Walk, bike, or jog with a friend or family member. Find safe walking paths in your neighborhood.
    Plant a community garden. Take turns planting and harvesting with your neighbors.

    Check with your local school, YMCA, Boys & Girls Club, or other community groups for low-cost or free after-school and summer programs.

    Find a local farmers' market and walk to buy your fresh fruits and vegetables.
Physical Activities

Being physically active is an important part of living a healthy life. Below are some resources to assist you to integrate physical activity into every aspect of your life.

Shape of Yoga

Shape of Yoga

We want to get Alameda County moving and engaged in daily physical activity! A great resource is “Shape of Yoga” which contains instructions and photos for performing basic yoga exercises and poses…a great way for families to be physically active. To download your copy of “Shape of Yoga” in English or Spanish, click here.

Oakland's Office of Parks & Recreation

OAKLAND’S OFFICE OF PARKS & RECREATION

Oakland’s Office of Parks & Recreation, a longstanding Nutrition Services partner, also has a host of activities that promote physical activity for the entire family. Nutrition Services has joined forces with OPR site directors to train coaches and leaders to promote healthy eating and daily physical activity among youth who access their facilities.

Click here to learn more about Parks & Recreation programs and facilities.
Safe Route to Schools

Safe Routes to SchoolS

Safe Routes to School Alameda County Partnership, led by Transform is working to make it easier and safer to walk and bike to school.

For more information and to find out if your school is participating click here

Power Up 10

Power up 10

Power up 10 is a great start to getting your physical activity. This booklet has ten basic strength training exercises that can be done without equipment and with very little space. It is a good way to build your muscular strength and endurance and a fun way to exercise!