Tips To Get Your Kids More Active
With technology growing at such a rapid pace it has become more difficult than ever to get kids to be more active. Smartphones have incredible game apps, video games, and the internet are all making it more and more difficult to get kids outside and healthy.
Ryan Halvorson of ideafit.com gives us some great tips to help your kids be more active:
Cedric X. Bryant, PhD, chief science officer at the American Council on Exercise, says today’s youth are largely considered physically “illiterate.” He defines physical literacy as “the ability, confidence and desire to be physically active for life.”
How do you improve a child’s physical literacy? Following are Bryant’s suggestions for inspiring our youth to be active:
Model active behavior.
The behavior of parents creates a lifelong mental model. Sitting on the couch and telling your kids to go outside and play might work once or twice, but kids won’t internalize the value of physical activity without the leadership of a role model.