By Whitney Greer
Summertime! Barbecues, swimming pools, picnics, parks, beaches…so many opportunities for fun, fun and more fun! What are some of the best ways to celebrate the warm weather and sunshine with your family?
Study after study has shown that most Americans are obese and out of shape, and their bad habits are being passed along to the next generation. An increasing number of kids are overweight, and if no intervention is made, the majority of them will remain overweight into adulthood. This is why it’s extremely important for the whole family to be active and have fun.
Parents have more influence over their children than they are typically aware and if parents are also involved in regular physical activity and are good role models, then their child are more likely to be active as well. Anything that gets the heart pumping can be beneficial and can be made into a fun activity.