Going outside to run, jump, yell, and wiggle allows children to use their large muscles and work off extra energy.
Moving out into the fresh air is also healthier for children than keeping them inside a closed building where germs can easily spread.
Penn State Extension offers many outdoor activity tips for kids!
Associate Professor and Exercise Physiologist for University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Anne Lindsay, Ph.D., M.S., ACSM-HFI, has been appointed by the Nevada State Board of Health to represent the public on the Dietitian Advisory Group (DAG) for a term of four years.
Lindsay has been with Cooperative Extension for over 10 years and has nearly 40 years of experience as a health and wellness professional. She began her career in healthcare in 1978 in southern California as a physical director at several YMCA locations.
Learn more about Lindsay’s appointment on our website.
I was at a party one day and suddenly a friend ran up to me hollering, “HEY”, then he kissed me! That took me by surprise. Good thing he was a friend.
You may have guessed this was a holiday party, and I was standing under a sprig of mistletoe. I did not know people still followed that tradition, but it started me thinking about mistletoe in general.
The kissing tradition probably developed because it grew up in the air, in the trees, without obvious means of getting water.
Read all about mistletoe legends from all over Europe.