Kids Healthy Lifestyles
Getting kids off the couch and onto their feet
Am I Encouraging my Kid to Live a Healthy Lifestyle?
Back to Basics
There are thousands of ways to be active, its just a matter of doing it. Something as simple as going for a walk, dancing to your favorite music or a bike ride with your children after school can be a great way to get some extra exercise, and bond with your kid! Letting your children go play with their sibling or neighbors not only gets them the exercise they need but also helps them to develop good social skills!
Children are recommended at least 60 minutes of moderate-vigorous physical activity each day.
Moderate activity can be described as when your children are breathing a bit harder than they normally do. They should be able to talk but not sing. On a scale of 1-10 moderate activity is 5-6.
Vigorous activity is when the child's heart rate and breathing will increase even more and it will be difficult for them to say more than a few words without catching their breath. On a scale of 1-10 vigorous activity is 7-8.
Why be Active
There are many reasons why your kids should be active, and it can have a positive affect on your child's life. Not only does being physically active help with staying fit and being healthy, it also helps in many other areas in your child's life such as: it strengthens bones and muscles, they will have better posture and balance, a stronger heart, better academic scores, improved self-esteem, low stress, it will give them healthy growth and development and opportunities for socializing with friends!
All of these benefits are essential to your child's growth and development and will set them up for a bright and positive future by starting out now and making great habits.
Healthy Eating Habits are Important Too!
It is not only important to get your kids off the couch, but also getting them into good habits when it comes to eating. Most kids who are over weight at a young age are not at fault, it is their parents fault for not feeding them properly. It is important for the child's self-esteem and well-being that they have the most opportunities possible in active living. Make it easy on them, they're only kids!
Below we have a link to a great website with healthy meal ideas to make for your kids.
Community Kids Fun Day
Saturday, April 25th, 9:30am
Lord Selkirk Regional Secondary/ École Secondaire, Mercy Street, Selkirk, MB, Canada
9:30am/10:30am - Healthy Breakfast
10:30am/12pm - Activities (A)
12pm/1:30pm - Break for your healthy picnic lunch (BYO lunch)
1:30pm/3:00pm - Activities (B)
3:00pm - Snack station opens
4:00pm/5:00pm - Relay Races on the track (Bring your shoes!)
5:00pm/6:30pm - Break for supper
6:30pm/8:00pm - Open Swim
8:30pm - FIREWORKS
Hoola hoop contest
3 legged race