Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Stop reading this and go outside and play

I'm going to keep this one short today, too (just like Monday's post).
We are not active enough with our children. We try to nurture their minds with wonderful books, encourage their good manners at the dinner table and even try to balance out their diets by tricking them into eating vegetables.

But we really need to get them to be more active. And to do that, we need to be active ourselves.

There's a study you could read from the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta in Edmonton that found only 10 percent of children got the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day at least six days per week. 

But I'd rather you stop reading this and go outside (yes, I know it's cold) and chase your children around instead. You'll both get some exercise, some sunlight and some memories of a great day.

Have fun!


  1. perfect advice - that's why I love health clubs & gyms with workout areas for grown-ups and awesome play equipment for the kids area (and I despise the kids gyms with electronics in the kids area ... my kids don't need any "extra" screen time, they need to shoot some hoops!)

    1. There are gyms now with electronics in the kids area? How lame is that?