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Get Your Kids Moving!
Now is as good a time as ever to discuss the importance of physical activity with your children, especially given the fact that next week kicks off “Take a Child Outside Week.”
As an adult, you're probably aware of the importance of regular exercise. Children might understand the concept of running around until they're pooped, but unless they learn at this early age to incorporate exercise into their regular routines, they could face a future of laziness, obesity and poor health.
Though the jury is out as to how much exercise a child should get every day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. Thats at least two good games of tag, a game of Red Rover and some rounds of double dutch.
If you're unsure what kind of exercise your child should participate in, why not suggest they try activities they can do throughout their lifetimes, like swimming or running? This will help them learn an activity that they can do well into old age, as opposed to say, baseball or cheerleading.
Take a Child Outside sounds like the perfect opportunity to talk to children about the importance of taking care of their bodies, and even get some playtime in for yourself! Don't just watch your kids play kickball—get in there and play with them! When was the last time you hopped on a seesaw or played hopscotch? [The New York Times]