Let’s Move Outside

NationalParks June 2, 2010 Comments Off

First Lady Michelle Obama, Majority Leader Harry Reid and Interior Assistant Secretary Rhea Suh launched a new initiative, Let’s Move Outside, this week at Red Rock Canyon outside of Las Vegas. To read the First Lady’s speech, CLICK HERE.  Let’s Move Outside encourages outdoor activities on public lands and close to home with the guidance that…

“Kids need at least 60 minutes of active and vigorous play each day, and one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to meet this goal is by playing outside.  Let’s Move Outside! gives parents the tools they need to get their families moving outdoors. By linking parents to nearby parks, trails and waters – and providing tips and ideas – Let’s Move Outside! will help families become healthier and develop a more active lifestyle.”

The name of this program, Let’s Move Outside, has double meaning… both let’s go outside and let’s be active outside.  The First Lady’s concern about childhood obesity is rightly being directed toward the one place that children have traditionally enjoyed and benefitted most… outdoors.