Physical activity has major potential to support physical, emotional, and social health. However, less than 25% of youth and 25% of adults currently get sufficient physical activity. Lots of things, such as busy schedules and bad weather, can get in the way of being active. And when people have negative experiences or feel unwelcome in physical activity, they are less likely to be active. Unfortunately, this happens to too many young people and impacts their physical activity and health into adulthood.
However, adults can use simple strategies to help the young people in their lives find more joy in being active. This webinar will focus on solutions for supporting youths' emotional wellbeing, de-emphasizing weight and appearance, and making sure that all young people have opportunities to thrive through physical activity.
In this webinar you will learn:
1) How physical activity can promote young people's wellbeing and specific strategies for adults to support enjoyable physical activity for the young people in their lives
2) Why a focus on physical activity, without a focus on appearance or weight, is important for health
3) Who is left out of online physical activity resources for youth and how Move & Thrive is working to fill that gap
Noon to 1 p.m. Central
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