An individual service initiative for MN FCCLA members
Student Body- A Fit You, A Resilient You, Families First-Families Today, Power of One-A Better You, Community Service, Power of One-Family Ties, are all FCCLA program areas that can connect to FCCLA Walks!
Walking- It’s a great physical activity; it’s natural and doesn’t require any special clothing, equipment, or facilities.
Family Walk- Develop a plan to get the family out walking together with social distancing.
Chapter Walk-Develop a plan to get your FCCLA Chapter members out walking at a same time with social distancing.
Virtual Walk- Develop a plan to do walking inside, on a tread mill or encouraging social media walk challenges.
Walk for a Cause-Develop a plan to walk and contribute to a community need.
Walk to Celebrate– Develop a plan to walk to a location of assisted living, congregate living and cheer up the residents with signs, music, a “program” on the driveway or sidewalk with social distancing in mind.
Why? It’s great for kids. Using walking as a physical activity during childhood teaches children a lifetime exercise that can help build healthy bones and control weight. It also helps ward off future health evils such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. It’s also a great way to boost self-esteem by easing feelings of worry and depression, even among children.
Why? Help to fill the activity gap. Walks don’t have to be long or fast–just get out there regularly. Kids need an hour of physical activity each day. Walks– an evening stroll–can fill the gap in a sedentary day.
Why? Family time-Make walks a fun family time.
Themes. A new theme for each daily walk boosts interest for your little one. For “the alphabet walk,” search for something that begins with each letter. Or pick one color, and find everything in that hue. And games such as “I Spy” are always a hit.
Cool prizes. Kids can earn a brightly colored shoe-shaped bead for each 10 miles walked. The result? The beads, attached to sneaker shoelaces, became status symbols, motivating kids to walk more and to share their enthusiasm with classmates. At home, buy beads at a crafts store, and award them to all family members for walking goals achieved. And, chart your family’s total mileage to see how far you’ve strolled in a week, a month, a year!
With Friends Encourage teens to be active with friends. Invite a best friend along for a 30-minute walk.