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Should You Start Your Child On an Exercise Program?

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 8/16/14 7:00 AM

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America holds the infamous title of the fattest nation in the world, and right now, our kids are poised to inherit that title. Not exactly a comforting thought for parents.

The American Obesity Association states that the single biggest factor in childhood obesity is lack of physical activity and excessive sedentary behavior - for example, watching too much TV and playing too many video games. 

Not sure how to motivate your kids to put down the controller and get up and move? An exercise program for kids might help.

It’s important to realize, however, that a children’s exercise program doesn't necessarily mean pumping iron. It has more to do with cardiovascular activities that kids can engage in and get excited about that burn off energy and help them forget about TV and video games for a bit. Some examples of great cardiovascular activities for kids include running, swimming, playing a game of tag, playing catch, playing soccer outdoors - anything that gets your kids' hearts beating and gets them sweating a bit.

Five Seasons offers numerous activities for kids and families to enjoy together to keep them moving and actively healthy like tennis programs, summer camps, swim teams and more. 

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Topics: Fitness, Healthy Living