Keeping Kids Active
I thought I'd talk today about kids fitness! As a Mom, I want to make sure my kids are growing up strong, confident and in good health. Let's be honest, little kids (pre-school aged) are always moving, but as kids get into school, they can start to slow down! So, today I'm going to talk about school-aged kids and keeping them active.
I met a little girl recently who is only 6 years old, and is the average height of a 6 year old (about 3 1/2 ft), but weighs at least 25-30lbs more than "the average" 6 year old (I know "the average" weight can vary widely, but this particular child is obese). I honestly don't judge her (she's only 6!!!), or even her parents, but it makes my heart sad to think of the health issues she will likely have as she gets older. I can't say that she'll struggle with confidence or anything else because perhaps her parents are instilling in her a strong sense of self-worth, but in this day and age, where being thin is made out to be the most important thing, I can imagine she will have some mental obstacles to overcome.
Kids need to exercise to help build confidence, strength, and to lay the foundation to a healthy lifestyle. That's why in school, physical education is important in order to help kids not only achieve sharpness of the mind, but also an appropriate level of fitness. But, outside of school, how can we encourage our kids to stay active?
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