Showing posts with label active lifestyle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label active lifestyle. Show all posts

Jan 18, 2018

How to Get Your Child Off the Couch and Into an Active Lifestyle

It's no secret that children like to have fun. Of course, to the youngest generation, fun is too often synonymous with tablets, smartphones, videogames, and TV. And with a growing understanding that smartphones and screentime are literally addictive, you may be wondering how to get your kids off of the couch and into the backyard.

This may seem like a daunting task, as anyone who has tried to separate a toddler from a tablet well knows, but there are so many ways a child can get their brain working nowadays that the possibilities for active play are pretty much endless. But what are these possibilities? Are there better things out there for your child than apps and videogames?

If you find that your child is sitting around all day playing video games on their computer or cell phone, then you need a plan to nurture a more active lifestyle. Children need to be active to stimulate brain functions, prevent obesity, and maintain friendships.