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Appreciate the joy of daily physical activity right now

Play Every Day shows how that’s done in a new video / Play Every Day blog

This post was originally featured in the Play Every Day blog and developed in partnership with the department's COVID-19 response team.

APRIL 23, 2020 – It’s a challenging time right now.

You can’t attend classes at school.

You can’t give your friends a high-five in the hallway.

And you can’t travel as far as you used to go.

But you can still get out and play. Daily physical activity can make a big difference in how you feel right now. It improves your mood and eases your stress. Just one session of activity​ can help you feel less anxious and improve your sleep that night. One session can also lower your blood pressure and improve your body’s ability to keep blood sugars level.

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Play Every Day has been updating its blog about the safe ways to be physically active while keeping physical distance from others. Now, it’s sharing that message through a short video that you can find online on Play Every Day's YouTube channel

The video highlights all the ways you can still be active: 

  • You can do indoor and outdoor activities as a family.
  • You can have a great time doing simple things. Puddle-jumping is free, and chasing bubbles is fun.
  • You can hike, bike, walk and run — just remember to stay at least 6 feet away from others. Wear a face covering when you’re breathing hard while active and you may pass within 20 feet from others.

So get out and go play.

And do it every day.

Please share this video​ with others who could use a little inspiration to stay active today.

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