(WQOW) - The warmer months ahead are the perfect time to ditch the devices and get outside.
That is why Mayo Clinic Health System is introducing a new slim your screen time challenge.
According to the CDC, kids age 8 to 18 spend an average of four-and-a-half hours a day looking at screens outside educational activities.
Mayo Clinic Health System officials said this number should be significantly lower, recommending children under two see no screen time and school-aged children and older should only look at screens for up to two hours a day.
"Doing more activities without being in front of a screen helps with social and emotional health, and also with your physical health. We just came up with a list of over 100 activities that they can do without using their screen. A lot of them are being outside, but we also include reading a book," said Tina Tharp, community engagement and wellness specialist for Mayo Clinic Health System.
Tharp said there are more than 3,500 people registered for the challenge. It runs from June 1 to July 31. If you would like to participate, you can sign up here.