School’s back in session & that means more sitting for a population that needs to move to be mentally & physically healthy! Have you been keeping your kids active this summer? If so, you may be concerned about how to keep that up now. Students need at least 60 minutes a day of movement. If your student is not in involved in a sport where are some ways to keep them active. Get them outside, turn the TV off , start the day off with a stretch. We are the only mammals that don't do that! Animals actively stretch automatically when they get up.
Loop, swoop and pull or two rabbit ears? It’s something most of us do every day and something we have been doing since we started school. Every day as we get ready for our day, we put on our shoes and tie our laces. We all have this one habit in common, a habit that was taught so young, we never thought anything of it. There are many ways to complete the task; however, we all must secure our shoes. Now I am sure you are wondering why I am rambling on about different ways to tie our shoes, but I have a point. Most habits are acquired young.
When I sat down to write this I had a whole thing in my head about soda. The diet vs. regular argument is once again in the news, and it’s a constant battle in my house.However, once I started writing, it went to totally different place, mainly eating healthy in general. So be warned.I posted a news story yesterday of the man who drank 10 cokes a day for 30 days, and the effects it had on his well-being. Obviously, the result was not good.
Life lessons I learn from my 2 year old and the positive Influences we can have on them We are living in an era where youth obesity seems to be steadily increasing as are the number of activities which involve staying at home and using some type of technological device. It is time we come together and help find ways to promote a healthier lifestyle to the youth of America.
In the wake of a New Year and our personal resolutions, we sometimes forget about what's best for the others around us. In the case of parents in the United States, their kids should be a top priority.
They're listening. The little ones who whine that they want a snack, need help going potty, want you to pick them up...put them down....The little ones whos tears can break your heart and smiles lift you to the moon. They're listening...to every word you say.