Staying Fit and Healthy is a Family Responsibility
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services the rate of obesity among American children has tripled since 1980. Furthermore, research has shown that from age 13 to 18, there is a steady decline in adolescent fitness. The American Council on Exercise (ACE) reports that by the time teenagers reach high school age almost 63% are physically inactive. Along with this drastic rise in childhood obesity, medical professionals are beginning to see adult medical problems (i.e. Type II Diabetes) – developing in young children. If that’s not bad enough, it’s been estimated that nearly 3,000 young teenagers become new smokers every single day.
As Parents we have an obligation to be good role models for our children. If we lay around all day watching television and munching chips – children are destined to follow this poor example. If, however, we stay physically active, eat healthy foods and encourage children to engage in family fun activities – children learn positive lifestyle habits that will provide life-long health and wellness benefits, It’s never too early to begin setting a good example for your children.
"Now is the time to rearrange your priorities and place your children’s health and well-being at the top of the list."
MyTrueAge.com and Get Fit For Life, LLC are pleased to offer several FREE DOWNLOADS to help children develop healthy habits.
(1) Let’s Do It – Parent/Child Incentive Program
The Let’s Do It program is a parent/child incentive program designed to help parents and children set realistic healthy lifestyle goals. The Let’s Do It program will encourage your child to increase their level of physical activity, decrease their inactive behavior and help them to make healthy eating, drinking and snacking choices. Developed by Barry M. Stein, Clinical Exercise Physiologist for the Center for Weight Management for the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and President of Get Fit For Life, LLC, the Let’s Do It program is a FREE DOWNLOAD on our home page.
(2) “The House I Live In” – Healthy Habits Activity/Coloring Book
“The House I Live In.” is a 16 page activity/coloring book, widely used by parents, educators and medical professionals to instruct children about the importance of developing life-long healthy habits. Modeled after a book of the same name written in 1887, the original book was used by the Ohio public school system to teach children about healthful living. “The House I Live In” healthy habits coloring book was illustrated by artist Bill Kresse and is filled with fun activities designed to encourage parent/child or teacher/class healthy habits discussions. Get Fit For Life, LLC has received many letters from grateful teachers and students who have enjoyed this unique book. Get Fit For Life, LLC is pleased to offer “The House I Live In” as a FREE DOWNLOAD