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- Nearly 1 in 3 children in the
are overweight or obese. U.S.
- Obese children as young as 5 years old are showing signs of heart disease.
- Obese children are 70% more likely to become obese adults.
- Complications of childhood obesity include heart disease, diabetes, social out casting, poor academic performance and low self esteem.
The America Heart Association recommends 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity a day for people of all ages – including children. How does your family measure up?
Follow these 5 easy tips to keep your family active, healthy, happy, and disease free:
- Look for outlets for social interaction and play for your children at school, making it easy for them to get activity in everyday. Carefully select before / after school programs with strong physical activity components. Be certain they are part of a program that includes at least 70% physical activity time.
- Disguise fitness as play. 60 minutes of physical activity is easy for children if they are doing something they love. Playing on a playground, a game of tag with friends, relay races and “Recess & Results” classes are great options.
- Plan active evenings for the family. Make it a habit to include an evening activity after dinner. Rather than watching TV together, take time to walk the dog, play a game of kickball in the back yard, go on a nature hike or scavenger hunt, or visit recessandresults.com for more family friendly activity ideas.
- Limit TV time and Video Games. Children sit enough during the school day. Make sure to get them up and moving while at home.
- Make fresh fruits and vegetables available for quick snacks. Convenience is key in our fast paced society. Make certain you have fruits / veggies on hand to grab and go, making this an easy snack choice for yourself and your family.
For more information on family activity and snack options visit www.recessandresults.com