Eating right is one very important component in a plan to put your children on the road to good health. Add to that a moderate amount of exercise, and your kids are well on the way to building strong bodies, too. An active lifestyle is a healthy lifestyle.
Health experts agree that children should strive for physical activity every day. Although you may think that your child is getting enough exercise just by being a kid, establishing an exercise regimen early on can lead to a life-long commitment to fitness and conditioning.
"Do as I say, not as I do" just won't work if you want your kids to get into the habit of eating healthy and getting the exercise they need. Set an example. And get moving.
Depending upon the age of your child, the activities you choose to pursue together will vary, but walking is almost always a great option. A brisk walk in a park affords you a little one-on-one time with your child and a great fitness regime at the same time. Keep a ball in your trunk so you can have a spontaneous round of catch whenever the mood strikes. Anytime is a good time to get moving, so exercise your right to share special times with your children as you explore the power of movement and exercise together.