22 Sep 2014
An active child is a child who is going to be happier and healthier.

Recently a teenager just became a millionaire overnight because of a video game. The idea that video games are pointless flew out the window when this happened. However, not everyone is going to be able to make millions of dollars on video. But we all need to stay healthy and take care of our bodies. Right now, American children have a high rate of obesity and living a sedantary lifestyle. This is because they spend more time sitting down playing a video game than actually going out and playing the sport.

Video games are fun, and there is a place for them in our lives. But they need to be regulated and children need to go outside and play. We are more in touch with man made items than we are with nature that surronds us. This is problematic and something that can be changed by allowing your children to go have a good time. Let them run around, get their clothes dirty and make neighborhood friends.

Not only is being active good for their physical health, but also for their mental health.

Children have to go outside and run around because that is what being a kid is all about. For thousands of years, this is how children behaved. Somewhere along the lines they decided that they would rather stand in front of a television screen instead of playing outside. You need to make sure that your child does both so that they are healthy and happy. Make sure they are eating right, staying active and having fun. There are even activities for the child who is not an athlete, just see what works best for them and run with it.

“Slowly but surely, we're beginning to turn the tide on childhood obesity in America. Together, we are inspiring leaders from every sector to take ownership of this issue.” Michelle Obama