Kids need to Move. Kids need to Play. Kids need to Go Outside.

It is time for school to start and once again, kids are going to be struggling to focus.  The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends 60 minutes of physical activity per day.  Sixty minutes, at least 5 days a week, for 6 out of 8 weeks. As an alternative, you can count your daily activity steps using a pedometer (girls’ goal: 11,000; boys’ goal: 13,000).

I challenge you to strap that pedometer onto your child, strap one on yourself. Start the school year off right.  Get out and move.

This is a great article.  Please read and then move, your whole family will benefit.

The problem: children are constantly in an upright position these days. It is rare to find children rolling down hills, climbing trees, and spinning in circles just for fun. Merry-go-rounds and teeter-totters are a thing of the past. Recess times have shortened due to increasing educational demands, and children rarely play outdoors due to parental fears, liability issues, and the hectic schedules of modern-day society. Lets face it: Children are not nearly moving enough, and it is really starting to become a problem. – See more at: http://www.balancedandbarefoot.com/blog/the-real-reason-why-children-fidget#sthash.C4uYM4k5.dpuf

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