Sad fact: society is getting fatter. In a world of convenience – and lesser activity than years past – we are only pushing ourselves further into an obesity epidemic.
Which is why, now more than ever, we need to start getting kids active at an early age. It’s been shown that children of active parents (especially those who are active with their kids) grow up to weigh less, and have a better relationship with nutrition and physical activity.
Those inactive kids? They could have this to look forward to:
To further illustrate the importance of physical activity throughout a lifetime … and proving that the younger you start, the easier it will be to maintain healthy habits into adulthood:
If higher healthcare costs, more sick days and a shortened lifespan aren’t enough to make you want to run around the yard with the kids, maybe the odds of higher grades, lowered odds of disease, and less chance of risky lifestyle bahaviors will do it. So throw on some shoes, and go get active! You can never be too young – or too old – to get fit.