Health challenge week two: Exercise for at least 20 minutes daily |

Health challenge week two: Exercise for at least 20 minutes daily

The We Can! program by Barton Health continues into week two for Lake Tahoe Unified School District students.

The program will begin at the Boys and Girls Club the first week after school is out. The program begins this summer at South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation and Kahle Community Center.

Zephyr Cove Elementary School will begin its program in the fall.

The week two challenge is to exercise for at least 20 to 30 minutes each day. Do an activity that increases your hear rate above its normal level, but not too high. If you cannot do 30 minutes at one time, break it down into two 15-minute periods of exercise that increases your heart rate.

Parents should speak with a child’s doctor before starting a program if the child has not been physically active on a daily basis.

Examples of activities include fast-paced walking, dancing, cycling, rollerblading, skateboarding, jumping rope, basketball, soccer, tennis and running and jumping with a dog.

All information is courtesy of the We Can! program. For a free brochure, visit

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