If these assumptions are true, then why do we have such a
health crisis surrounding our children? In our quest to do what is best for our children
are we perhaps providing too much? Could we be setting our children up for a lifetime of
health issues because of some of our daily choices and decisions? As parents are we
aware of the consequences of our children watching several hours of TV followed by an hour or
two of video/computer time every day?
These are questions that require serious thought when figuring out solutions.
Children require daily physical activity in the same manner that they require food shelter
and clothing. It would be very difficult for any parent to send their child outside
during the cold winter without a coat. As parents we would do what ever was necessary to
ensure our children had well balanced meals every day. We know the potential for illness
increases when we can not provide these essentials.
As parents we mold and shape our children into the adults they will become. Our choices
make the difference in our children's future. Unfortunately, our children are the first
generation where inactivity could cause us as parents to outlive our children. You can
make the changes to stop this shocking reality.
Our children must be active for 90 minutes each day. The time has come to get educated
about the importance of physical activity and good nutrition for children.
As parents we must begin to understand the consequences of our decisions, we must begin to be
active with our children and determine that they can and will be active for 90 minutes every
day. Let Get Active Mississauga show you some of the ways it can happen for your