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Nutrition and physical activity are necessary for GOOD HEALTH
Physical Activity … It’s for everybody <ul><li>It’s about moving your body. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s about having energy. </...
Why are we not more active? <ul><li>Our society & culture have changed. The opportunity to move our bodies in our normal d...
 
 
The benefits of physical activity help the whole family … <ul><li>Handle stress better.  </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep more soun...
“ 5-AM Boot Camp.” TRT 1:54 Vignette 8
What did you think about this approach to exercise?  <ul><li>Was the family having fun? </li></ul><ul><li>Was the family d...
Physical activity is for everybody! <ul><li>Focus on play and enjoyment. </li></ul><ul><li>Small steps lead to big success...
Physical activity is for everybody! <ul><li>Take the 1st step…GET STARTED </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start slowly  </li></ul></...
Focus on Play and Enjoyment
Focus on Play and Enjoyment <ul><li>What’s available in your community? </li></ul>
Focus on Play and Enjoyment <ul><li>Make Physical Activity Doable </li></ul>
Small Steps Lead To Big Successes
Easy ways to add movement  to your day <ul><li>Housework is a great way to move; make it more fun by adding music. </li></...
Easy ways to add movement to your day <ul><li>Walk or bike to the corner store instead of driving. </li></ul><ul><li>Take ...
Easy ways to add movement to your day <ul><li>Walk the kids to school or to the bus stop. </li></ul><ul><li>Go dancing. </...
Easy ways to  add movement  to your day <ul><li>Jump rope. </li></ul><ul><li>Pull the kids in  a wagon. </li></ul><ul><li>...
Small Steps Lead to Big Successes It All Adds Up
It All Adds Up <ul><li>Walk your dog.  10 minutes </li></ul>
It All Adds Up <ul><li>Walk your dog. 10 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Take the stairs. 5 minutes </li></ul>
It All Adds Up <ul><li>Walk your dog.  10 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Take the stairs. 5 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Carry in ...
It All Adds Up <ul><li>Walk your dog.  10 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Take the stairs. 5 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Carry in ...
It All Adds Up <ul><li>10 minutes  </li></ul><ul><li>5 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>5 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>10 minutes </...
“ Something fun for us...” TRT 7:13 Vignette 9
Be An Active Role Model <ul><li>Encourage WIC parents to be active  role models. </li></ul>
Make a Commitment <ul><li>HOW are YOU going to be more active? </li></ul>
Working with  WIC Families
Babies and Movement Toddlers and Movement Preschoolers and Movement
 
 
 
“ Fun at anytime...” TRT 1:10 Vignette 10
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  • Introduce self and topic.
  • Physical activity is for everybody. It’s about moving your body. It’s about having energy. It’s about enjoying life. It’s about feeling good. IT’S NOT ABOUT BODY SIZE. Staff of all ages, shapes and sizes can be role models for WIC participants and other people just by being active themselves. Physical activity is for every body. You might not know this – if you looked at all the fitness magazines and gym ads with lots of skinny models exercising. But physical activity is about behavior and moving your body, not body size. Research shows that heavy people who are fit live longer than thin people who are unfit. People of all ages, shapes and sizes can be role models for success by being active themselves. Being active also helps you build confidence in what your body can do, rather than focusing on what your body looks like – or on the number on the scale.
  • With all the advantages to being active, you may ask yourself – why are we not more active? There are many answers to that question– one reason, however is that our society and culture have changed. The opportunity to move our bodies in our normal daily activities has decreased over the years.
  • Opportunity to add movement to our day has been removed by a more automated society. For example, the use of elevators, drive-through windows, automated equipment, etc. have replaced taking the stairs or walking in a store. Some of us don’t even walk down the driveway to get our mail.
  • Sedentary activities such as video games, television and computer use dominate our leisure time activities.
  • Keep in mind, that there are lots of benefits of activity for both kids and adults. Activity is essential for kids to learn about their world as well as to develop motor skills and reflexes. As they get older, activity helps kids develop socialization skills and self-confidence. Being active also helps adults as well as kids sleep better—and what parent wouldn’t want their child to go to bed more easily and sleep better. Taking kids to the park or the beach and encouraging them to run around means when you get home the kids are likely to collapse giving mom and dad a chance for a breather! The benefits for children and adults include: Handle stress better. Sleep more soundly. Feel more energetic. Feel better about yourself. Maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints. Maintain a steady weight.
  • Knowing the benefits of being active and making the commitment to be active are the first steps to becoming active. Let’s look at a family that has made the commitment to be active. Is it realistic???…You decide. Show vignette
  • To open the discussion about the vignette, begin by asking the audience an open-ended question: What did you think about this approach to exercise? Probes: Does it remind you of exercise in your own life? Was the family having fun? Was the family doing something they would continue? Did physical activity become a chore, boring and painful?
  • Let’s discuss how we can begin to be more active. We will discuss: How physical activity is for everybody. How you can focus on play and enjoyment to make physical activity fun and doable. AND how even small steps lead to big successes.
  • Be patient as you begin. Be creative and don’t get bogged down in “perfection.” Remember you don’t need fancy equipment, special clothes or a gym to be active. Just move your body – use your imagination. A month from now you’ll be amazed at your progress. Attitude is everything – we are not talking about losing weight or wearing a size 4…just moving your body, whatever your size, is what it is all about. Attitude is one of the biggest steps for success! If you have a positive attitude, it will be easier to get started. No body is “perfect.” Focus on what your body can already do and how it can only grow stronger. Give yourself unconditional respect regardless of what you weigh, your age or how you look. Focus on wellness and moving your body, not weight loss. Think about an activity you always wanted to do or used to enjoy in childhood and see if there is a way to bring back that joy. If you liked being in nature as a child, you may not be able to walk as fast or as far, but the trees are still green and the flowers still bloom – you can enjoy them while you are out walking. Benjamin Franklin said “We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing!” think about that – isn’t it so true?
  • Focus on play and enjoyment —not weight loss or calorie burning. How many people think Myrna’s family enjoyed the TV drill sergeant? They looked more exhausted than energized and I doubt they’d do that more than one day. Deciding to be more active takes planning, but it does not have to mean more work. When the goal is to stay active for life, focusing on play and enjoyment, rather than on weight loss or calorie burning allows both you and the families you work with to have more success. And having even a few minutes of fun and relaxation is great for stress release. We can keep reminding people of all the health benefits of activity but for kids especially, if they don’t have fun they’re not likely to continue. Adults and kids should try different activities—indoors, outdoors, games, or relaxing with yoga or stretching…find activities that you can enjoy for a lifetime. Finally, we just, can’t say this often enough: have fun, have fun, have fun. Make it fun—for staff, kids and parents. Turn on music. Act silly if you want. Use variety to keep it lively. Both kids and adults need to be exposed to lots of different activities to find something they will enjoy and want to keep doing.
  • Look for resources in your community —YMCA’s, YWCA’s, Boys and Girls Clubs, schools that are open to families after hours, places of worship, public parks, bike trails; all offer places for you, your family, and WIC families to be active. Working together, you might be able to create more walking trails, or clean up some of the parks and playgrounds in your community. Changing the environment to make activity more accessible is really important. Making activity a priority for every body means better health for every body! Since outdoor activities may not always be available – because of safety or weather concerns, it is also important to think about places that WIC families can be active indoors – at home or in their neighborhoods. You may want to make a list of all the places in your area where you could be active. This would be a great resource for your clients. This may open their eyes to all the opportunities to be active. WIC staff spend most of their days caring for others—and being active during your day is really a great way to care for yourself as well. Give yourself a timeout for fun, for a quick walk, a quiet time of stretching or whatever helps you feel more alive in your body. As you develop these attitudes and activity habits for yourself, you’ll be helping your WIC families too. With a positive attitude and a big smile, you can get started today.
  • Make activity doable as just part of the regular day for both kids and adults. Look at activity as a way to enjoy the outdoors, enjoy spending time with kids and family. Rather than thinking “we have to exercise” think: “let’s go out and play!”
  • It’s really important to remember that small steps lead to big successes. Trying to do an hour of activity at first may be too hard. A ten minute walk after lunch is better than putting off an hour walk and never getting it done. If you have meetings at your office, maybe try a walking meeting. Or go out dancing with your friends. The more activities you try, the more you’ll be able to share your experiences with your clients.
  • Easy ways to add movement to your day: Housework is a great way to move; make it more fun by adding music. Work in the garden, or mow the grass using a push-mower. Dance around the house for fun. Go out for a short walk before breakfast or after dinner, or both. BRAINSTORM: Have everyone in the audience jot down 3 to 5 ways that they could be more active during the day.
  • Easy ways to add movement to your day: Walk or bike to the corner store instead of driving. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park further away and walk the extra distance to the door. Walk the dog. Play tag, frisbee or other games with the children.
  • Easy ways to add movement to your day: Walk the kids to school or to the bus stop. Go dancing. Walk in the mall when you’re waiting for someone. Move to an exercise video.
  • Easy ways to add movement to your day: Jump rope. Pull the kids in a wagon. Walk around the building during breaks. When watching TV, stretch during the commercials.
  • Even small bits of physical activity add up to big benefits. It does not have to be all at one time. For example:
  • Walk the dog – or walk the children to the bus stop.
  • Take the stairs whenever you can when shopping, running errands or where you live.
  • Even housework can count towards part of your commitment to move your body.
  • Park further away from your destination – at the store, at work or when running errands.
  • Before you know it you have accumulated lots of physical activity!
  • Show vignette of Pat Lyons leading the group in movement.
  • Active role models Children do as we do not as we say. There is no better gift for our children than to be role models for a physically active lifestyle. We know that children who are active early in life are more likely to be active as adults. Show them that being active is important to you, is fun and is something we do everyday. Being active with your children is a great way to spend quality time with them and catch up on what went on in their day. If you make it fun, they will love it…so will you.
  • Active role models Today we have discussed the importance of physical activity – for EVERY body, including ourselves and the WIC families that we see every day. In just a minute, we will give you some additional ideas to share with WIC families on how they can be physically active with their children. However, before we move on, we’d like you to make a commitment to becoming more active yourself – to make a commitment to “walk the talk” for your own health and as a role model for WIC families. This is a personal commitment – and it is just for you personally. No one will be checking up on you, but research shows that if you make a written “promise” to make a change, you are more likely to actually do it. So, use this space in your notes to write one or two ways that you are going to be more active.
  • I hope all of the ideas we have shared so far will help you get started being more active—and will help your clients become more active too. Activity is essential for normal growth and development in kids as well as improving health and well-being for adults.
  • We have three brochures to help WIC families become more active. They are resources for caregivers, providing anticipatory guidance about developmentally appropriate play and behavior. These brochures, one for babies, one for toddlers and one for preschoolers, emphasize “active play, every day”. Physical activity in infancy and early childhood is important for maintaining healthy weight. The way infants and young children get physical activity is through active play. Forming habits of active play early in life can help individuals develop healthy habits for life. Major themes of the brochures include: Infants and children are ready for different kinds of play as they develop. Infants and children need active play every day. Infants and children enjoy a balance of active play and quiet play. Interactive experiences with caregivers, such as talking, playing and reading – provide important opportunities for learning and bonding. Infants and children enjoy using their developing skills to feed themselves. Safety is important.
  • Ages Newborn to 11 months Starting with newborn, then on to 1-3 months old, 4 - 6 months, 7-9 months, and 10 and 11 months, activities, developmental needs, reading suggestions and safety issues are presented for each stage.
  • Ages 1-2 This brochure introduces the ideas of active play and quiet play, more age appropriate reading ideas, safety issues, and the roles the caregiver plays in stimulating the toddler’s development.
  • Ages 3-4 This brochure introduces the idea of playing with other children for learning social skills, offers reading guidelines for three and four year olds, more developmentally-conscious safety issues, and many ways to use around-the-house items for active play and pretend games. Key features of all of the brochures are: They are based on Bright Futures developmental concepts and anticipatory guidance, as well as currently accepted physical activity guidelines. Information is presented by age in the child’s voice. Information is bulleted for easy reading. A wide variety of color photos illustrate the brochures. For more information or to order a CD for making copies of the brochures contact the Louisiana WIC Program at 504-568-5065 or Elizabeth Sloan, MS, RD, at ESloan@dhh.state.la.us Copies of the brochures can also be viewed at: http://www.nal.usda.gov/wicworks/Sharing_Center/index.html and click on: FiTKiDS=HAPPYKiDS or www.nal.usda.gov/wicworks/Sharing_Center/statedev-activity.html And click on: Active Play Educational Materials (Louisiana)
  • Remember the family in the video at the beginning of today’s talk? Let’s take a look at them now – ask yourself – is this more realistic? Are they having fun? Could I do any of these things with my family?
  • Transcript of "wic Physical activity"

    1. 1. Nutrition and physical activity are necessary for GOOD HEALTH
    2. 2. Physical Activity … It’s for everybody <ul><li>It’s about moving your body. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s about having energy. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s about enjoying life. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s about feeling good. </li></ul><ul><li>IT’S NOT ABOUT BODY SIZE. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why are we not more active? <ul><li>Our society & culture have changed. The opportunity to move our bodies in our normal daily activities has decreased over the years. </li></ul>
    4. 6. The benefits of physical activity help the whole family … <ul><li>Handle stress better. </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep more soundly. </li></ul><ul><li>Feel more energetic. </li></ul><ul><li>Feel better about themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain a steady weight. </li></ul>
    5. 7. “ 5-AM Boot Camp.” TRT 1:54 Vignette 8
    6. 8. What did you think about this approach to exercise? <ul><li>Was the family having fun? </li></ul><ul><li>Was the family doing something they would continue? </li></ul><ul><li>Did physical activity become a chore, boring and painful? </li></ul>
    7. 9. Physical activity is for everybody! <ul><li>Focus on play and enjoyment. </li></ul><ul><li>Small steps lead to big successes. </li></ul>
    8. 10. Physical activity is for everybody! <ul><li>Take the 1st step…GET STARTED </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start slowly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build gradually </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Attitude is Everything </li></ul>“ We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing!” Benjamin Franklin
    9. 11. Focus on Play and Enjoyment
    10. 12. Focus on Play and Enjoyment <ul><li>What’s available in your community? </li></ul>
    11. 13. Focus on Play and Enjoyment <ul><li>Make Physical Activity Doable </li></ul>
    12. 14. Small Steps Lead To Big Successes
    13. 15. Easy ways to add movement to your day <ul><li>Housework is a great way to move; make it more fun by adding music. </li></ul><ul><li>Work in the garden, or mow the grass using a push-mower. </li></ul><ul><li>Dance around the house for fun. </li></ul><ul><li>Go out for a short walk before breakfast or after dinner, or both. </li></ul>
    14. 16. Easy ways to add movement to your day <ul><li>Walk or bike to the corner store instead of driving. </li></ul><ul><li>Take the stairs instead of the elevator. </li></ul><ul><li>Park further away, and walk the extra distance to the door. </li></ul><ul><li>Walk the dog. </li></ul><ul><li>Play tag, frisbee, or other games with the children. </li></ul>
    15. 17. Easy ways to add movement to your day <ul><li>Walk the kids to school or to the bus stop. </li></ul><ul><li>Go dancing. </li></ul><ul><li>Walk in the mall when you’re waiting for someone. </li></ul><ul><li>Move to an exercise video. </li></ul>
    16. 18. Easy ways to add movement to your day <ul><li>Jump rope. </li></ul><ul><li>Pull the kids in a wagon. </li></ul><ul><li>Walk around the building during breaks. </li></ul><ul><li>When watching TV, stretch during the commercials. </li></ul>
    17. 19. Small Steps Lead to Big Successes It All Adds Up
    18. 20. It All Adds Up <ul><li>Walk your dog. 10 minutes </li></ul>
    19. 21. It All Adds Up <ul><li>Walk your dog. 10 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Take the stairs. 5 minutes </li></ul>
    20. 22. It All Adds Up <ul><li>Walk your dog. 10 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Take the stairs. 5 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Carry in the groceries. 5 minutes </li></ul>
    21. 23. It All Adds Up <ul><li>Walk your dog. 10 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Take the stairs. 5 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Carry in the groceries. 5 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Park further away. 10 minutes </li></ul>
    22. 24. It All Adds Up <ul><li>10 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>5 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>5 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>10 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>30 minutes </li></ul>
    23. 25. “ Something fun for us...” TRT 7:13 Vignette 9
    24. 26. Be An Active Role Model <ul><li>Encourage WIC parents to be active role models. </li></ul>
    25. 27. Make a Commitment <ul><li>HOW are YOU going to be more active? </li></ul>
    26. 28. Working with WIC Families
    27. 29. Babies and Movement Toddlers and Movement Preschoolers and Movement
    28. 33. “ Fun at anytime...” TRT 1:10 Vignette 10
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