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Why You Should Get Your Kids Moving ASAP

By Genevieve Cunningham

If you have kids, you know that energy isn't something they lack. It's something they have in abundance. It's something that exhausts parents to their very core. Unfortunately, our modern world isn't coping with the energy of kids in a very productive way. In fact, kids are getting less exercise and activity than ever before. Though there is more for kids to do, there's less general activity and a more sedentary lifestyle. And this is absolutely harming our children in more ways than we can count. As adults, we don't seem to be taking this threat to our children seriously enough. If you have kids and want them to lead a full and healthy life, take a look at these three reasons why you should get your kids up and moving ASAP. 

Because Obesity is an Epidemic

The rate of obesity in America is out of control. Though there are many factors that contribute -- larger portion sizes, unhealthy food, sugar consumption -- our unhealthy lifestyles are definitely among the list of causes. When we aren't active, we don't burn calories -- plain and simple. And in recent years, obesity is a concern with both adults and children. If you want your kids to avoid this epidemic and keep themselves at a healthy weight, getting them active right now is a good choice. 

Because Activity is Learned

A long and healthy life is one that is full of activity. But here's the thing about staying active: It's a learned behavior. If your kids spend years sitting around watching TV and playing on their phones, that's exactly what they're likely to do as an adult. But if you get your kids active right now, they're more likely to remain active as they get older. By encouraging your kids to move -- a completely normal child behavior -- you're setting them up for better health and success down the road. Your kids win, you win, and everyone benefits in the end.

Because It Gets You Moving Too

If you want to get your kids active, it's going to work better if you're active too. By focusing on bettering your child's health, you'll inadvertently be bettering your own. It will be a family affair. And before you know it, everyone in your family will be leading a more active, healthier lifestyle that they can carry with them into the future. 

Kids were made to move! They're born wriggling and crying, and this natural movement only grows with age. Do your kids a favor and get them moving right now. The benefits they'll see in their lives and the improvements to their overall health will help them find success in the future and help you find true happiness and success as a parent right now. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Carrollton, Tex.

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