Physical Activity

Healthier Habits

How long does it take to form a new habit? A week? A month? A year?

There is some debate about how long it really takes to form a habit.  Some research suggests it takes 66 days while other studies say a habit can be formed in as little as 21 days.  Well, obviously the time it takes to form a habit will depend on the person and will depend on the habit you are trying to form.  For example, simple habits such as drinking a glass of water each day should take less time, however the habit of doing 100 sit ups before breakfast may take a little longer.  Anything is possible, you just have to decide!

Physical Activity

For ways to get you moving, click on the links below.

Have a question about Fitness? Disease? Peer Pressure? BAM! Body and Mind will tell you all you need to know about all the stuff that matters. CLICK HERE

Kids Health will tell you all you need to know for every stage in life from newborns to teens. CLICK HERE

This is a very cool website for kids who like to play hard, have fun and enjoy a challenge, from recipes to games. CLICK HERE

The YMCA services the Montebello Unified School District and is committed to helping you live a balanced healthy life in spirit, mind and body. CLICK HERE

City of Bell Gardens Parks and Recreation has something for everyone and is just around the corner.  Parks Make Life Better! CLICK HERE

Obesity Statistics:

  • Kids are less active today, and 23% of children get no physical activity at all.
  • For each hour of driving per day, obesity increases 6%, but walking for transportation reduces the risk of obesity.
  • Walking 1 mile to and from school each day is 2/3 of the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day.  Children who walk to school have higher levels of physical activities throughout the day as a result.