4 (Easy) Tips for Incorporating Health and Fitness Into Your Homeschool Day

This week, Crystal shares how busy military families can easily incorporate health and fitness into our homeschool day. #podcast #homeschoolpodcastEpisode #25 –  This week, Crystal shares how busy military families can easily incorporate health and fitness into our homeschool day.

While teaching the core subjects, such as Math and English, is pretty straightforward, incorporating other important topics like health and fitness can be more challenging. Adding to the challenge is that military families move around a lot, so often find themselves in a new community, unfamiliar with what’s available by way of parks, recreation centers, gyms, health classes, and the like.

Luckily, there are some easy ways to include health and fitness into busy homeschooling days without having to know every playground in the area.

Here are 4 (Easy) Tips for Incorporating Health and Fitness Into Your Homeschool Day:

1. Let your kids help with meal prep
2. Add a unit study on nutrition to the homeschool agenda
3. Take your kids on “learning” hikes
4. Incorporate movements into your homeschool schedule

Listen in as Crystal shares more about the four ways to teach kids about homeschool health and fitness with things you already have or no supplies at all, and the best part is, in some cases, your kiddos won’t even realize they’re learning.

Resources:

How much physical activity do children need? | Physical Activity | DNPAO | CDC

Helping With Meal Preparation and Children’s Dietary Intake: A Literature Review – Susan B. Quelly, 2019 (sagepub.com)

Kids’ Corner | Nutrition.gov

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition (health.gov)

5 Movement Breaks for an Active Homeschool Day • iHomeschool Network

 

 

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Upper Iowa University is committed to providing quality, affordable education to service members and their families. Service members, spouses, and dependents qualify for tuition savings with their Military Family Grant on undergraduate and graduate degrees.

UIU programs are available online, on campus, and at one of their learning centers across the country. Work one-on-one with an advisor to reach your educational goals.

Learn more at UIU.EDU/MilitaryHomeSchool

 

 

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