Health and Fitness is a major concern for parents all across America. Obesity in children is on the rise and it is our responsibility as parents to make sure we teach our children how important it is to eat right and exercise. We are very busy in today’s world, so it is imperative that we lead by example. We cannot expect that it will be taught and utilized in school. Budget cuts are slowly but surely weeding our physical activity options in school.
You can lead by example an make it a fun and exciting boding experience between parent and child or a great family adventure. For example, you can for for a family bake ride in the evenings after dinner. You might also take your child every weekend for a walk to the park or even a nature hike. This is an excellent opportunity for you to get to know more about your child as well.
You might also enroll them in sports. Football, soccer and baseball are the most favorite choices, but there are other more creative things they can do as well. You can enroll our child in Karate, Gymnastics and horseback riding. Each and every one of these options burn calories and will keep them physically active. This is so important in the day of video games and text messaging. Children spend far to much time sitting down rather than playing outside as they should be doing to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We as parents can help form their ideas of fitness and health and mold them into a healthy adult, with a little patience and creativity.