Regular physical activity helps reduce feelings of depression and anxiety, and promotes psychological well-being. Parents and other adults in communities can play an important role in shaping the attitudes and behaviors of children toward physical activity. On the Longest Day of Play, you can:
- Set a positive example and join in on the physical activity—make it a part of your family’s routine.
- Take kids to places where they can be active, such as public parks, sports fields, swimming pools, or community basketball courts.
- Make physical activity fun—be positive about participation and encourage kids to try new things.
- Be safe and provide appropriate protective equipment for all activities.
For more information about how to get you and your community active, visit:
 http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/index.html, accessed 04/28/2014
 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2008.