Archive for April, 2010

Our children are following in our FAT footsteps!

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Today, Americans are more FAT than ever before. Adults and now their children are becoming more obese due to poor eating habits and inactivity. What it boils down to is…we eat way too much and exercise way too little.

Weight-related health problems in children are becoming more and more frequent these days; Type-II Diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and many more. These are all serious health problems that in most cases can be controlled with diet and exercise. It is our responsibility as parents to take control. We have to get our kids exercising! We have to get them making better food choices! And we have to start being HEALTHIER ROLE MODELS!

Most of us parents have homework rules for our children. Get your homework done first, then you can watch television, talk on the phone, play games, etc. Well…why not have them exercise after their homework is complete? All it takes is just a few minutes. You don’t even have to tell them it’s exercise…just get them moving.

Here are just a few activities you can do with your kids as exercise:

– Swim
– Go for a walk, jog or run
– Throw the football, baseball or Frisbee
– Create a calisthenic exercise routine for you and your child to do together (e.g., push-ups, jumping jacks, sit-ups, squats, lunges, etc.)