We all know our kids should be moving. We see it all over the news that not moving is a problem in our country. Our First Lady Michelle Obama launched her national initiative to help combat childhood obesity in the U.S. Her "Let's Move" campaign aims to offer healthier food at schools, as well as boost physical activity among kids.
According to Stop-Childhood-obesity.com, over the past three decades, the childhood obesity rate has more than doubled for preschool children ages 2-5 years and adolescents ages 12-19 years. It has more than tripled for children ages 6-11 years. At present, approximately nine million children over 6 years of age are considered obese. The obesity epidemic affects both boys and girls and has occurred in all age, race, and ethnic groups throughout the United States.
Some children are active and into sports but obviously something is not right. Not all children like sports. What can you do to help your child stay active? Find an activity they want to do. Make a deal with them. Tell them they can try it once and take it from there. Will2lose offers youth programs. It ranges from a 9-12 year-old Kids Program and 13-17 year-old Teen Challenge.
The program is fun, non-competitive way to give your child a heart healthy, cardio and strength, boost. It's supervised by caring and qualified staff. They offer a safe and nurturing environment where children of all fitness levels can feel comfortable and secure without judgments. Your child will make friends while working with their team towards a common goal. In fact, they will have so much fun they won't even realize they are making a positive lifestyle change. Whether your child wants to improve health and fitness, gain strength, lose weight, maintain a healthy weight or have fun, the program has it all.