“Healthy and Happy,” Friend, Mar. 2012, 13
Heavenly Father wants you to take care of the wonderful body He has blessed you with. This activity can help you know if you are getting enough exercise.
Keep track of your activity every day for a week using a paper or notebook. Write down what kind of exercise you do and how long you do it. Exercise can include activities such as walking to and from school, dancing, riding a bike, playing soccer, or weeding the garden.
Write down how much time you spend watching television, texting, or playing computer or video games.
Write down how much sleep you get each night that week.
At the end of the week, look at your paper. Did you exercise at least 30 minutes a day for 5 days? If you did, great! Regular exercise helps you stay healthy. Try to spend less time playing video games or watching TV. These things keep you from getting the exercise your body needs. How much sleep did you get? If it was less than 10 or 11 hours a night, you should go to bed earlier so your body can get the rest it needs to stay healthy.