Free Articles, Free Web Content, Reprint Articles
Friday, February 21, 2020
 
Free Articles, Free Web Content, Reprint ArticlesRegisterAll CategoriesTop AuthorsSubmit Article (Article Submission)ContactSubscribe Free Articles, Free Web Content, Reprint Articles
 

Get Your Kids Moving

Are your children active? ... among children is becoming an ... ... your children to be active not only improves their health now, but it will also benefit them later in ...

Are your children active? Inactivity among children is becoming an epidemic. Motivating your children to be active not only improves their health now, but it will also benefit them later in life.

Here are some facts:

* Lack of exercise is a major reason for the growing rate of obesity among children. Rather than letting your child watch TV all day, encourage him to spend time each day in play that requires him to be physically active.

* Exercise can strengthen children's bones, something they will benefit from as adults. Children who participate in weight-bearing impact sports such as running, gymnastics, tumbling, and dance have higher bone density than children whose major activity is a non-weight-bearing exercise such as swimming.

* Active children may increase their chance of becoming healthy adults. Children who enjoy being active are more likely to develop the lifelong, healthy habit of being physically active. Physical activity decreases the risk of obesity, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, stoke, and heart disease later in life. Simply put, people who are active on a regular basis tend to live longer than inactive individuals.

If you think getting your child to be more active is impossible, you just need to think "fun". Encourage your child to ride a bike, swim, or play ball with friends. Get your child involved in school organized sports and physical education classes. Most importantly, become a role model. If your child sees you laying around or always sitting in front of the television or computer, it will be hard for him to know any better. Get the whole family involved in games, bicycling, or other active play. If you get involved, your child willFree Web Content, too.

Source: Free Articles from ArticlesFactory.com

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Written by Laura S. Garrett, RD, Registered Dietitian, Fitness Trainer, & Owner of www.NutrActive.com -
Serving your Complete Nutrition & Active Lifestyle Needs
Contact via e-mail: Laura.RD@NutrActive.com
Weight Loss/Fitness Programs & Diabetes Specialist [Also Specializing in Vitamin/Mineral/Herb Supplementation]
Subscribe to our free weekly ezines for tips on how to lose weight, tone muscle, prevent disease, & cook healthy:
subscribe@nutractive.com



Health
Business
Finance
Travel
Technology
Home Repair
Computers
Marketing
Autos
Family
Entertainment
Education
Law
Communication
Other
Sports
ECommerce
Home Business
Self Help
Internet
Partners


Page loaded in 0.065 seconds