Originally printed in Upstate Parent Magazine.
When kids are young, it’s so easy to get them to exercise — it’s all play! You take them to the park, you sign them up for swimming lessons, or you go for a walk.
As they get older, and more independent, it’s a little more challenging.
For kids who play a sport, the job is much easier. They go to practice, and the coach — if it isn’t you — has them run laps, do drills and scrimmage.
For kids who don’t play sports, it can be a struggle. We live in a different world than I grew up in. When I was a kid, we were outside running around, riding bikes, climbing trees and burning off tons of energy.
Today, we are more cautious — not necessarily a bad thing — and our kids are getting fat. READ MORE
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