Helping Keep Your Kids Active for Better Health
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Helping Keep Your Kids Active for Better Health

It is important to keep your kids active and up moving around. Use these great tips to get your child in shape.

As a parent, you want the best for your child. It is very important that they take good care of themselves and learn habits that will last a life time. What you teach them as a child, will stay with them for their entire lives. Don't miss out on these early learning years to teach your kids the importance of being active. Kids spend too much time in front of the television these days and you can put a stop to that starting now. Your kids being active also help to prevent childhood obesity which is a growing problem in the world today.

• Do activities as a family. You can keep your kids moving and have some great quality time together if you just work out together. A few simple ways to do this is by taking a long walk, going for a bike ride, or just going to play at the park. You will get yourself up moving and the kids as well.

• Sports are very important for kids too. You can do an organized sports team or just play together as a family. Take a soccer ball in the backyard and kick it around, shoot some basketball hoops, or throw around a baseball. If you sign your child up for sports, they will get exercise at the games, practices, and trying to improve at home.

• Swimming is a perfect activity for summer. You can either go to a local pool or get a small one in your backyard. Put your child in swim lessons so that they learn to be safe while in the water. They will get great exercise from swimming the pool, jumping in, and just playing in the water. It is also a lot of fun!

• Video games can get your kids active as well. Many parents think of video games as just sitting in front of the television. It can be this depending on the games your kids play, but it can also be a great activity. Nintendo Wii has sports, dancing games, and many more for your kids to try out. You can join in and have together with this activity.

• Send them outside. Kids should play outside and it is good for them. Send your child out and tell them to play in the yard. They will come up with their own ideas such as jump rope, hopscotch, or playing tag with their friends. Just stepping away from the couch and television will have your child active on their own.

 

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Comments (8)

My kids enjoy video games but we'll try outdoor activities this summer.

Every kid has the right to play. LOL. interesting article.xx

I enjoyed reading your article. I completely agree with you on this. Excellent job. It is so important to get our kids outside playing, running, exercising, and having fun. There is so much to do for them other than sitting in front of the tv or playing video games. Well done on this article.

I send my 6 year old outside with a spray bottle full of water and he is entertained for hours. Great article!

Well done list for better mental and physical health for children.

good tips for parents; better tips as they will get active and healthy along with their children!

Great advice on keeping children active.

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