Let them compete as to who gets the most steps, it’ll make it more interesting.
While we don’t want to focus too much on body size, the pedometers often show calories burned and other ways to know how your body is working. That includes monitoring sleep, which is so crucial to overall health.
Our children deserve to grow up in the best of health, and as parents, it’s our responsibility to make sure they eat well and stay active.
By limiting TV and video game time, and encouraging our kids to partake in exercise and sports, we give them the tools they’ll need to remain active adults who make healthy food choices. No matter what age your child is, it’s never too late to start.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Adolescent and School Health. Childhood Obesity Facts. Web. Retrieved August 16th, 2015.
The Mayo Clinic. Healthy Lifestyle. Fitness. In-depth. “Walking: Trim your waistline, improve your health”. Web. Retrieved August 16th, 2015.
Reviewed August 20, 2015
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith