Keeping Our Kids Fit and Happy for Life

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Angela Quinn
Fit Kids

As adults, we know the importance of health and fitness, but our kids may not be so informed. Because most of the snacks and treats our children love aren't very healthy, more and more kids are becoming overweight or obese.

Childhood obesity leads to health problems such as heart disease, Type II Diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure and so on. Pretty scary, right? Well, in order to keep our children healthy and happy, we need to encourage them to not only eat healthier but to also be physically active. The best way to do this is to lead by example.

You and your family can take this journey together. How much fun would it be to stay fit and healthy all while having fun with the kids? Physical activity helps strengthen the heart and lungs, reduces blood sugar levels, strengthen bones, helps to regulate blood pressure, controls weight and improves psychological well-being. Who wouldn't want to reap those benefits?!

Here are a few healthy snack ideas and physical activities that can help get your child on the journey to having a healthier and happier life.

Healthy Snacks

   •Fresh Fruits

   •Dried Fruits

   •Celery Sticks with Ranch Dip

   •Baked Sweet Potato Chips

   •Fresh Fruit Smoothies

Fun Physical Activities

   •Bike Riding


   •Having A Dance Party

   •Playing Sports


The American Heart Association recommends at least 60 minutes of physical activities daily for children. So, let's turn off those televisions, video games and electronic devices so that we can encourage our kids to get moving!


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