This month we’re focusing on small steps you can take with your family to encourage a more active lifestyle. Finding time and motivation to keep your kids going can be a challenge, but you can easily make a positive change just by tweaking some of their favorite everyday activities like watching TV, playing video games and hanging out with friends.
“Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years,” according to the CDC. Poor diet and sedentary lifestyle, irritated by hours spent in front of the TV and playing video games, are big contributing factors. 5210+10, a pediatric obesity prevention program supported locally by Kohl's Cares, recommends at least one hour of physical activity per day.
Got some other great ideas? We’d love to hear them! Share on our Facebook or Twitter. To find out about other healthy options for your kids, check out our latest articles about Healthy Sleep, Heart-Healthy Recipes and the Truth about Sugar.