Daily Physical Activity: Building Healthy Habits
Many fitness plans are based on "becoming fit in the next two months". The idea is that you can change what you do in a relatively short period of time (two to three months). The key to building a positive habit is that you "do it without thinking" about it or reminding yourself (like brushing your teeth).
Every two months we will have another DPA theme. This will give you six chances a year to start on the path to Daily Physical Activity. In 2010 - 2011 the six themes will be:
|January/February||Skipping and Walking|
|March/April||School and Backyard Games||Track and Field Fitness|
|May/June||Tossing||Throwing||Kicking||. . . . .|
|July/August||Riding and Swimming|
|September/October||Safe to School|
|November/December||Stretching||Core Activities||Isometric Exercises|
This article gives a bit of background on how long it takes to do something without thinking to turn an action into a healthy habit.