Appears courtesy of Marissa at Let’s Move it Momma.
I’ve battled weight most of my life, especially as a child/teen.
When I started my weight-loss journey, I promised myself I would do EVERYTHING possible to raise healthy, active children! Expose them to everything outdoors and encourage them to find what they LOVED to do for exercise! When I taught P.E., I noticed how certain activities excited certain kids and others would cause that child to completely shut down. ??
I know that there is no RIGHT or WRONG way to raise your children, but how do we know that we are exposing our preschoolers to all of the right things when it comes to exercise, fitness and nutrition? Will it be enough? Will they choose jumping, playing, and hide and seek VS. video games and watching TV??
We play outside often…
they join us for our 5K races…
…and lots of swimming too! Am I doing enough? I know that I’m being paranoid and it’s most likely because I grew up overweight and do NOT want the same for our children…How can I make sure I am giving them the proper tools for a healthy life?
These are probably normal questions that we ask ourselves from time to time, whether it’s dealing with math, science or healthy living. There are so many resources available for parents when it comes to these issues, the question is…will we use them?
Do we know where to find them? I love American Heart Association’s website under Healthier Kids, where they offer guides for parents and children to find success when it comes to healthy living as a family! I encourage parents to seek answers and information when it comes to these issues.