Jun, 11, 2012
I Am On A Mission For Our Kids!
Did you know that kids spend an average of 26 hours a week watching television and also spend 25-30 hours a week sitting behind a desk and that 40% of kids and teens are overweight enough to threaten their future health?
It is up to parents to plan ahead so that our kids stay active this summer!
Kids should exercise three times a week for at least 20 minutes with activities that require moderate to vigorous levels of exertion such as:
- brisk walking
- stair-climbing, racquet sports
- swimming laps
- cross-country skiing
Read more about the guidelines for kids and fitness set forth by the The American College of Sports Medicine in my article for the Columbian “Keep Your Kids Off The Couch This Summer“.
I’m on a mission to help improve the health and fitness of our kids. Stay tuned next week for my strong opinion on the epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes in Kids.
Yours in health and fitness,
Want more motivation and ideas on how to keep your kids active? Check out these past blog posts.
Find ways to exercise with your kids…using them as an excuse not to exercise is not an option!
How I instill a love for exercise and activity that will just become second-nature to my kids
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