Let's Move Initiative

Jump rope at Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site.

Ten Ways to Get Kids Active on NPLD

National Public Lands Day supports the Let’s Move Outside initiative by providing innovative opportunities for youth to be active outside. In addition to volunteering, here are 10 things you can do at your National Public Lands Day (NPLD) site to get kids moving and having fun.

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Medical Reserve Corps doctor explains the health benefits of outdoor activity

Recreation and Health Events

Many public lands, nonprofits and individuals are inspired by the recreation and health messages of Let's Move Outside (LMO) and National Public Lands Day (NPLD). They use NPLD as a day to celebrate volunteerism, getting fit and having fun outside. The range of recreation activities that will occur on NPLD shows the creativity of NPLD volunteers and their desire to improve their own health and the health of future generations.

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Let's Move Outside

Let's Move Outside

Kids need at least 60 minutes of active play each day, and one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to meet this goal is by playing outside. Let's Move Outside, a program of the Let's Move! initiative, gives parents the tools they need to get their families moving outdoors. By linking parents to nearby parks, trails and waters, Let's Move Outside will help families become healthier and develop a more active lifestyle. National Public Lands Day is supporting the efforts of Let's Move Outside.

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Let's Move

Let's Move! is a campaign started by First Lady Michelle Obama to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity and inactivity. Let's Move! works with local governments, schools, nonprofits and families, so that together, we can raise a healthier generation of young people.

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