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KIDS and EXERCISE

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In a recent survey, 78 percent of the parent-child pairings reported being active together at least once a week.

Researchers found that parents and kids are more likely to exercise together if…

• Parents believe in the power of good health, and understand that physical activity is important.

• Parents and children frequently eat meals together.

• The child is on any sports/track/activity team

• Parents tend to set limits on TV watching

• Parents feel their neighborhood is safe.

· Parents be a role model and exercise themselves

As a parent:

• Engage in physical activity. Kids aged 6 to 17 need 60 minutes of activity every day.

• Understand that every little bit counts.

• Try to hang out more. Make a point of having more family meals together

• Establish habits early on.

• Walk more often. At the very minimum park your car far in a parking lot and walk to the store.

• Make exercise into a mini-competition (against their previous personal best).

Author: txnaturalpediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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