New Kids Fun Fitness Challenge Going On Now!
Did you know...
In 2012, more than one third of children were overweight or obese. Most children between the ages of 8 – 18 spend 7.5 hours of their day using some form of electronic entertainment? Or that, 4.5 hours of that time is spent watching television?
These types of early learned behaviors are a contributing factor in the state of Kentucky ranking 8th in the nation for childhood obesity, according to the Center for Disease Control.
The good news?
Obesity is both treatable and manageable. Find a Pediatrician
The Playpark Fun Fitness Challenge is an exciting eight week program for youngsters designed with one goal: To inspire your child to make healthy life choices by promoting an active daily routine.
Your child’s progress will be tacked by a chart posted within the Playpark, so remember at pick-up time, be sure to encourage your kiddos to share each of their achievements with you!
The challenge does not stop there! Weekly health tip "trading cards" will be sent home with your child as well as an interactive Bingo Game Card with tracking stickers that, once completed, can be returned to the Playpark for a healthy reward!
At the end of the program, each child who has participated in the Fun Fitness Challenge will receive a FREE t-shirt!
The Fun Fitness Challenge is specially designed for children whose parents are Healthpark members, ages 2 - 11 and the program is included in the regular $3.50 child care fee.
For more information about the program you can the Playpark at 270-688-4775.
List of Activities
Week 1 – (3/2 – 3/7)
Relay Race, also known as a “Shuttle Run”
Week 2 (3/9 – 3/14)
Dancing to a Song – Think of “Father Abraham had many sons”
Week 3 – (3/16 – 3/21)
Roll the Dice Games – One “Dice” will have pictures of animals while the other "Dice" will list an activity to be "acted out" as the animal
Week 4 – (3/23 – 3/28)
Week 5 – (3/30 – 4/4)
Dance Video Fun – Think “Simon Says”
SPRING BREAK WEEK – (4/6 – 4/10)
Will be a review of activities from the previous five weeks
Week 6 – (4/13 – 4/18)
Balloon Fun - Balloon Tennis, Popping Bubbles, Bubble Wrap Jumping - Oh My!
Week 7 – (4/20 – 4/25)
Minute to Win It – Stopwatch timed games
Week 8 – (4/27 – 5/1)
Final Relay Race
About the Healthpark
Owensboro Health’s Healthpark is dedicated to keeping you feeling your best. We offer wellness programs to develop and maintain better overall health in mind, body and spirit. Inside our 110,000 square-foot facility, you’ll also find outpatient diagnostic resources, outpatient therapy, a health and fitness center, health resource center, chapel and more.
Our Healthpark team includes nurses, dietitians, certified personal trainers, fitness instructors, therapists, counselors, licensed massage therapists and more, giving you access to wellness expertise in the gym and beyond.
Let Healthpark be your comprehensive health resource.