Activity sticks are a fun way to be active while watching television or doing other sedentary activities. While watching television, every time a commercial comes on simply choose an activity stick and perform the activity for the length of the commercial. If you are engaged in a different type of sedentary activity other than watching television, simply choose an activity stick every hour or two so that you remain active. Complete the activity for30 seconds or a minute. This will also help keep your mind engaged in what you are doing. Activity sticks are easy to make yourself, or you can win ours by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject of Activity Sticks. We will hold a drawing at the end of the month and mail our sticks to the winner!
Here are our activity stick activities!
Dance Party - Give us your best dance moves
Beach Ball Toss - Try to keep a ball from touching the ground
Chicken Dance - Clap your hands and flap your wings to the popular tune
ABC Charades - Make every letter in the alphabet with your body
Push-ups - These can be floor push-ups, chair push- ups, or off the end of a couch
Arm Circles - Keep your arms out straight as you make big circles
Jacks - These can be jumping jacks or just arm jacks
Fast Clapping - Clap your hands together as fast as you can in front of you, above your head, and even behind your back
Windmills - Start with both arms out to the side and alternate touching opposite hands to feet
Take a Lap - Either around the living room or around the house