We all know the obesity rate in kids is rising. This means diabetes and other illnesses associated with obesity is rising in our youth as well. Television, video games, and other electronic gadgets keep our kids in their seats instead of up and running. We as adults need to be their role models and encourage our youth to stay active and get them involved in activities that will keep them in shape.
Iron kids is a great organization. It's an organization that puts together triathlons for kids 6-15. The 2009 races series launches this May with eight regional race across the U.S. and a national championship in Tuscon, Arizona. Which by the way Lance Armstrong won in 1984 at the age of 13. Kids swim, bike, run and have a blast. The series was created to encourage activity and camaraderie rather than intense competition.
The Iron Kids mission: To inspire and motivate youth through the sport to lead an active, positive and healthy lifestyle. This is a great way to get your kids interested and involved in a great sport that will keep them strong, healthy, and excited. It can make them feel good about themselves and boost their self esteem.
Go to www.ironkids.com to get more information and find a race near you, so your kids can start training and getting excited. Train along with them. Go swimming, biking and running with your child. You just might build your relationship up to a whole new level.