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Wednesday
Sep052012

7 Keys to A Successful Physical Activity Plan

The Partnership for a Healthier America and Let's Move! have been working with experts from across the public and private sectors to determine the basic elements that make up a successful physical activity program. Experts have agreed on seven filters that apply to all programs, all kids, and all activities. 

The goal of this research was to find ways that successfully break the cycle of physical inactivity, and to inspire kids to play a sport and be active. According to the initiative, the following seven principles are vital to getting people up and moving:

  • Strive for universal access
  • Include a range of age  appropriate activities
  • Aim to reach the recommended guidelines on dosage and duration
  • Be engaging and FUN for kids
  • Be led by well-trained coaches and mentors
  • Track progress, both individually and for the group
  • Provide consistent motivation and incentives           

Learn more about the research here (PDF).

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