Thursday, January 2, 2014

How Much Physical Activity Do Kids Need?

WHY ACTIVITY IS IMPORTANT IN YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL PERFORMANCE


Kiddos should be active for at least 60 minutes each day. This amount of activity offers many health benefits to your kid as well as benefits in the classroom! Kids who are more active have better concentration and focus during the school day, activity can also improve your child’s behavior in class and boost their performance at school. It is important for schools to incorporate activity and health education in the curriculum to establish healthy habits, but it is also important that we teach our kids these habits at home as well! Consistency is key! So encourage your kids to be active with you and at recess! 

-Kaley

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

REASONS TO GET FIT (AND STAY FIT) NOW!

REASONS TO GET FIT (AND STAY FIT) NOW!

Being physically fit has many health benefits like decreasing your risk for certain diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. There are many more benefits to fitness that you may not realize! Fitness improves your mental health, helps you weigh less, improves your sleep, acts as a stress reliever and also plays a role in increasing your bone density! Making the decision to live the fit life is also important in teaching your kids the value of living a healthy lifestyle! You are your child’s biggest influence! Be a positive role model! Start with getting active by doing things you enjoy, like walking the dog or going for a swim at your local Y! Take your kids with you and make getting fit a family affair!

Source: Frechman, R. The Importance of Fitness in Your 30’s. eatright.org

-Kaley