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As technology progresses and social networking, as well as online services are becoming more common, many kids are not getting the exercise necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Parents are not encouraging their kids to step outside the house and as a result the average weight of children in America is rising. There are many things as a child or as a parent that you can do to promote exercise.
One way to promote exercise for kids is to make Physical Education a required course in school. Only 25% of high school students participate in daily physical activity, making PE a required course would boost that number and create a swing of momentum in increasing exercise.
Another way to encourage exercise is to create an athletic friendly environment. If you have children, perhaps you install a jungle gym in your backyard or buy a basketball hoop. As little as 30 minutes of exercise a day can really make a difference in your child’s quality of life.
A big way to promote a healthy lifestyle is to get your kid’s involved in sports. Involving your children in a sport at a young age will help your child continue a healthy lifestyle throughout his or her life. Joining a sport not only benefits your health, but it also teaches your child teamwork and important life skills.
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