Staying active over the summer

Published 8:32 am Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year.

In fact, research shows that kids are prone to gain more weight and fall behind in studies. On March 21, the Y will celebrate Healthy Kids Day, our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids.

The Y is all about more. The more support, guidance and opportunities we give kids, the more amazing qualities they’ll get out. The more they get out, the more they can achieve growing up. That’s why we provide kids a healthy, caring environment of fun, learning and belonging to help them reach their fullest potential.

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And that’s why we celebrate Healthy Kids Day, our biggest day of the year devoted to kids and more. Over 1,300 Ys across the country are taking part in Healthy Kids Day, holding free community events that are open to all kids and families and filled with fun, active play and educational opportunities.

Visit YMCA of Austin from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on March 21.

There will be bowling, obstacle course, bounce house, gymnastics, canoe rides basketball, soccer and egg hunt and games in the pool.

There will also be six different stations where you can make a bracelet, dye eggs, plant a vegetable, try eggs, and make protein balls, photo booth. And of course there will be prize give aways.