Go, Go, Go! Ripping and running up and down the soccer field. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that children get one hour of physical activity per day. I know, an hour sounds like a lot, but when you take into consideration your childs’ free play at school and athletic practices, I suspect they are getting the daily recommendation.
There are so many ways to get your child up and moving. My husband and I are former athletes. Naturally, we signed Tallen up for several different sports. Still, we considered the health component that comes along with being active; improved strength and endurance, healthy bones and muscles and increased self-esteem.
Most cities, counties and school districts have youth athletics. Dalton Parks and Recreation Department offers several youth athletic programs beginning at the age of 4 and the majority of them are at no cost. Not in Dalton, Georgia? I would recommend doing a little research in your local community to see what offerings are available.
Maybe sports aren’t your thing. There are still plenty of ways to get moving. Head to your local walking track or playground. Park a little further away at school and walk your children in. Go for a bike ride or walk your dog.
There are so many ways to get active. And if all else fails, your little one will sleep great, which is a win-win for Mom!
What are some ways your family gets active?