Summer Break: Read This Before You Let Your Kids Just Lounge Around This Summer by Joy Stephenson-Laws JD

11 months ago
Summer Break: Read This Before You Let Your Kids Just Lounge Around This Summer

While it may not seem like a couple of weeks of inactivity could do much harm in young and active people, research shows that it could have quick adverse effects. Just two weeks of inactivity may lead to a reduction in muscle mass and an increased risk of developing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and potentially premature death, according to a study published by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO).

Keep in mind that unstructured play, similar to recess, is good exercise for kids, says the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC). Even taking a morning or after-dinner walk or bike ride can be a good way to establish healthy physical and social habits. Take advantage of the games that do encourage outdoor play. While the mobile game Pokémon Go should be played with care and supervision, a study from the Journal of the American Heart Association found that people who are otherwise sedentary get more exercise while playing the outdoor mobile game.

Enjoy your healthy life!

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Meredith Schneider
So interesting Joy Stephenson-Laws JD ! My kids are constantly on the move I have to tell them to take some down time to veg for a little bit LOL!
Joy Stephenson-Laws JD
They probably emulate Mommy! :)
Mike Prochaska
Leave no kid inside during summer
Gwen Johnson
Whoa. Makes you think. Let's get those kids involved in things and MOVING this summer!

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