Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic in America. Every day kids become less active, less healthy, and more likely to develop adult health issues like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness month, a campaign to educate America about the dangers of childhood obesity and how to prevent it.
How can you help kids get healthy?
Healthier Snack Options for Kids
It’s okay for kids to enjoy their favorite foods, but they need to learn how to balance their nutrition. Instead of loading up on 4 slices of pizza every time you skate, switch it up with a chicken sandwich, boneless wings, and snacks like fried pickles. Love skating? Your kids are probably burning off the extra calories anyway, but teach them the value of eating protein and other essential nutrients. Eating healthy carries through to the days when there’s less time for physical activity.
Keep Houston Kids Active
The best way to prevent disease is to keep kids active. And how do you do that? By teaching them that exercise is fun! Instead of sending them on laps around the neighborhood, bring them to Funcity Sk8 for our almost daily skating sessions. Not only is roller-skating an excellent cardiovascular workout, it helps build muscles all over. Not just in kids’ legs, but also in their glutes, obliques, abs, and even arms! Want to teach your kids the value of lifelong fitness? Join in the fun!
Do your part to overcome the childhood obesity epidemic. Get moving with roller-skating events for Houston families this fall.