Many parents nowadays face a problem that is entirely unique to this day and age. Never before have our younger generations been so plagued by obesity caused by a lack of activity. Kids grow up surrounded by the screens of different devices, playing games, watching movies and cartoons, and older kids are glued to YouTube and social networks. Physical activity and time spent outdoors are crucial for their development, health, and mental well-being. Studies conducted in recent years have even determined that there is a strong correlation between exercise and intellectual development. But the question remains: how can we encourage our kids to be more active? The answer is simple: fun. Here are some of our top suggestions.
There are days when we get up in the mornings and, for a few minutes, we envision the day as we’d like it to go. Get up early, arrive in time for work, eat healthy, go to the gym in the afternoons and play with our dog in the evenings. Usually, reality is a whole lot different than what we imagine. We actually get up late, miss the bus, pick some fast food along the way, go for drinks after hours and arrive home late without any bit of energy left.