The benefits of physical activity are clear. Kids and adults who stay active have a healthier weight, stronger muscles and bones, and a decreased likelihood of developing certain diseases. Physical activity can also boost confidence and lessen feelings of depression. As children age, they often spend less time being active, which can be detrimental to their overall fitness. Do your part to keep a healthy focus on family fitness!
Keeping active doesn’t have to mean lifting weights at the gym. There are a number of everyday ways to keep your family moving while doing engaging, relationship-building activities. For instance:
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There are some key things you can do to ensure your family stays healthy and active.
A child with healthy habits is more likely to grow into an adult with healthy habits. When you involve the whole family in activities, you can shape your physical fitness while strengthening your family bond. If you have any questions about your child’s activity level or nutrition, talk with your Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group pediatrician. You can also make an appointment with your primary care physician for regular check-ups and family health advice.
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