Physical activity plays an important role in maintaining good health and a healthy weight. If physical activity can be enjoyable for children and teens, it will help them develop a lifelong appreciation for its benefits.
Physical Activity Gets You Moving!
- Try for 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
- Try different activities to find your likes and dislikes.
- Look for programs and classes that focus on developing your abilities.
- Be safe. Use safety equipment, like bike helmets, shin guards, wrist guards and elbow and kneepads to prevent injuries.
- Be active together as a family. Get your parents moving too.
Things you can do
- Hike, explore Howarth Park, Spring Lake, & Annadel Park
- Ride a bike
- Learn a new sport
- Weight training
- Start a fitness program
- Rake leaves
- Baseball or softball
- Play Basketball
- Play tennis
- Snowboard or Ski
- Roller or in-line skating
- Plant & maintain a garden
- Fly a kite
- Go bowling
- Wash the car
- Jump rope
- Walk or jog
- Canoe on the Russian River
- Ice skate
- Play Frisbee
- Martial arts classes
- Take your pet for a walk
- Places to Call for Group Activities
Places to Call for Group Activities:
Ask for scholarship information if financial assistance is needed.
Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks:
Boys and Girls Club
- Press Democrat: Check the sports section every Tuesday for Youth Sports Information.
- Phone Book: Recreation & Parks are listed under City, County and State Government Offices in the light blue front section of the phone book.
- See the Yellow Pages for Baseball Clubs, Recreation Centers, Soccer Clubs, Swimming PoolsPublic, Youth Organizations and Centers for more ideas.
These Fitness Fun Guides, developed by the Sonoma County Family Nutrition Task Force, provide information on the many ways families can participate in physical activity.