1) How often does your child participate in physical activity for a total of at least thirty to sixty minutes?
2) How much time does your child spend watching TV, playing video games and surfing the Internet each day?
It is important to make sure your children are not spending too much of their time being inactive. 80% of overweight children will remain obese as adults. To keep active it is important to be excellent role models for our children and be active ourselves. Physical activity for kids can be so much fun and to keep things new try and incorporate the entire family. Making family traditions like a walk around the neighborhood after dinner can be a great start! With summer quickly approaching swimming is a great workout and kids love to do it! Just remember to always watch your kids around water. So turn off the TV and computer and get out there and stay active as a family!