Friday, June 04, 2010

When kids get chubby

By Dr Bill Maier

Stott Pilates Strong and Healthy Back DVD (Set of 2)Kids today are spending more time than ever in front of the television or computer screen. And dormant kids tend to be chubby kids.

As parents, it’s our job to recognise when our kids aren’t getting enough sunshine and exercise, and to do something about it.

Left to their own devices, a lot of kids would spend all day lying on the couch. But they need to be active, especially if they’re getting a little flabby around the waist.

If your family has gotten into some bad habits, consider joining a local health club.

Healthy Shoulder Handbook: 100 Exercises for Treating and Preventing Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff and other Common InjuriesIndoor sports, like badminton or martial arts, are great ways to stay healthy while developing invaluable motor skills and coordination.

In good weather, get the kids outside all you can. Take a family hike or biking trip, or just play frisbee in the park. Do whatever it takes to get your kids out of the house and into some good, healthy habits.

From TODAY, Voices - Thursday, 03-June-2010

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