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Tips for increasing physical activity

Posted on 1/2/2013 by Elizabeth Edmonds

Tips for increasing physical activity

Choose activities that you enjoy and can do regularly. Fitting activities into a daily routine can be easy- such as taking a brisk 10 minute walk to and from the parking lot, bus stop, or taking the stairs. Or get off the bus one stop early and walk or skate the rest of the way, but only with your parent or guardian. Make sure to do at least 10 minutes of activity at a time if you aren't able to get 30 minutes if you're an adult or 60 minutes if you're a child. If you take shorter bursts than 10 minutes of activity it will not have the same health benefits. Be sure to do at least 10 minutes at a time throughout the day.

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For county parks and city parks & greenways go to:

For more tips and resources visit:

For information about the Behealthy School Kids Program call 336-703-3217, email millerya@forsyth.ccor visit: Behealthy School Kids.

Source: ChooseMyPlate


General Park Information

  • Pets must be under control of their owner and kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. All pets must have current inoculations for rabies. Pets must be kept and never left unattended. Pet owners are responsible for their pets using the designated waste area and cleaning up after their pets at the designated area.
  • Golf, Horse Stables, Hiking Trails and Accommodations are available year-around.
  • Gardens are open year-around. Blooming seasons vary.
  • Tennis activities are available from April to November.
  • Water activities can be enjoyed from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Entrance Fee:
    • $8.00 - Passenger Vans and Buses
    • $2.00 - All other vehicles
    Annual passes can be purchased at the Welcome Center for $50.00 for passenger vans and buses and $25.00 for all other vehicles. Entrance fees and annual passes do not include admission to special events.