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Road Construction: I-65 Bridge Repairs in Downtown Indianapolis

Portions of Interstate 65 in downtown Indianapolis will be closed for bridge repairs beginning on or after July 1. Construction may impact travel to IU Health facilities in the area. Learn more.

Construcción del camino: reparaciones del puente de I-65 en el centro de Indianápolis

Partes de la Interestatal 65 en el centro de Indianápolis estarán cerradas para reparaciones de puentes que empiezan en o después del 1 de Julio. La construcción puede afectar el viaje a los centros hospitalarios de IU Health en el área.

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7 Tips to Keep Kids Active This Summer

Blog 7 Tips to Keep Kids Active This Summer

According to First Annual Indy Moms Survey, 43 percent of Hoosier moms worry that their kids don’t get enough exercise. When school is out for the summer, it can be challenging keeping your children active- especially if you maintain a busy schedule. Here are some tricks to keep your kids active through the sunny months.

  1. Limit their screen time. Whether it’s time spent in front of the TV, computer, or a smartphone, limiting screen time is a great way to keep your kids active. Limit their time to an hour or less a day, or make a deal that they need to play outside for one hour before they can use the TV or computer for an hour.
  2. Create ways to exercise as a family. Bike rides. Walks. Playing catch, fishing, and hiking. There is no limit to the amount of free or inexpensive activities you can do together as a family. Setting a healthy example for your kids and involving yourself in their play is a good way to make sure they exercise.
  3. Camp. Many towns and cities have day camps that are relatively affordable. Look into camp programs in your area.
  4. Enroll them in team sports. Summer is baseball season and soccer season. There are several benefits to childhood sports. Find information on youth sports programs in your area to get kids moving, and meeting new friends. 
  5. Have a sprinkler or slip-n-slide party. Getting kids to go outside when it’s over 90 degrees out can be a challenge. Let them cool off with a sprinkler, or a slip-n-slide. Both of these items are relatively inexpensive, and can be found at your local department store.
  6. Have them help around the house or yard work. Having kids help out around the house will keep them active while also teaching them responsibility.
  7. Head to the water. Water sports and swimming are great ways to keep a kid active. As an added bonus, you can relax by the pool while they play in the water.

Additional Resources

  • Let's Move! Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. 

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