Spring break is here, flowers are blooming and summer is just around the corner! Kids are itching to get out of the house and spring is a great season to increase their activity levels. Obesity is an increasing epidemic in America and children are quickly becoming a part of this crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16 percent of children (over 9 million) 6-19 years old are overweight or obese—a number that has tripled since 1980. A great way to get your children in shape in time for summer is to have the whole family involved (and even your pets!).
Below are some fun ideas to help your family spring into fitness:
1) Get some fun party music going in the house and have a “dancing hour” dancing with your kids to their favorite tunes.
2) If you have a dog, include your children in the daily dog-walking. Challenge them to see if they can out-run their canine in a backyard race. Read more