Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Men's Health: 10 Rules of Kids' Fitness - ABC News

Parenting has never been easy. Since the beginning of time, men have tried to keep their children safe and healthy. But instead of protecting kids from, say, starvation and predators, like our cavemen ancestors, these days we're up against a modern batch of challenges: obesity and sedentary behavior—two equally formidable enemies. And since these are fairly new problems, your parents and grandparents might not have all the answers. Well, we don't either. But if you follow these 10 rules to keeping your kid active, you'll have a great head start.

Rule #1: Don't Rely on Organized Sports

Just because your kid is in T-ball doesn't mean that he's active enough. A new study in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine found that less than 25 percent of student athletes receive the recommended 60 minutes of daily exercise. Plus, the researchers found that the kids spent about 30 minutes of their practice sessions being completely inactive.

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This is so very true. See the habits forming, watching TV for hours at a stretch, the sedentary lifestyle, the lack of stamina when outside playing.

This is something parents need to pay attention to.

Andrew Lopez, RN


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