I recently read a sad fact: roughly one-third of American children are overweight. Even sadder: 17% are obese. There are numerous reasons why the numbers are so high, and the issue is hotly debated with a lot of finger pointing.
But rather than bicker about fast food, video games, busy parents, soda, and sedentary lifestyles, I'm going to list some ways to add movement to your young child's day. I believe that it is important to instill in children a love of movement---I'm not talking about organized soccer at age 2, or making your preschooler run laps. I'm talking about fun, everyday activities that get those little bones shaking and moving without them thinking that it's a chore.
These simple movements will keep your kids moving and teach them that exercise can be fun. As an added bonus it will give you quality time with the little ones and also get your body moving.
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